Virgin Atlantic B787-9 G-VBZZ Delivered.

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 G-VBZZ was delivered Charleston – London Heathrow as VS825P this morning. The aircraft is in 31J/35W/198Y configuration and Billboard livery and is named “Queen Bee”. This brings the Virgin Atlantic B787-9 fleet up to eleven aircraft.

British Airways B787-9 G-ZBKI BA1072 Cardiff-Wales Diversion.

British Airways Boeing 787-9 G-ZBKI operating BA1072 Muscat – Abu Dhabi – London Heathrow (depart Muscat 27th March) diverted to Cardiff-Wales this morning due to high winds at London Heathrow. The aircraft continued Cardiff-Wales – London Heathrow during the evening. This was the aircraft’s first inbound service to London Heathrow.

British Airways B787-9 G-ZBKI Enters Service.

British Airways Boeing 787-9 G-ZBKI entered service this morning operating BA73. This service normally routes London Heathrow – Abu Dhabi – Muscat but today routed London Heathrow – Muscat direct.

Virgin Atlantic B787-9 G-VDIA Delivered.

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 G-VDIA was delivered Charleston – London Heathrow as VS827P this morning. Delivery of this aircraft was several weeks late after an engine fire at Charleston. The aircraft is in 31J/35W/198Y configuration and Billboard livery and is named “Lucy in The Sky”. This brings the Virgin Atlantic B787-9 fleet up to ten aircraft.

British Airways B787-9 G-ZBKI Delivered.

British Airways Boeing 787-9 G-ZBKI was delivered Paine Field – London Heathrow this evening as BA9156. The aircraft is in White Union Flag with Crest livery and 8F/42J/39W/127Y configuration. This is the seventh Boeing 787-9 for the airline.

Qatar Airways B787-8 A7-BCY Overnight Brussels Delay.

Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 A7-BCY operated QR195 Doha – Brussels this morning, landing shortly before the bomb blasts in the departures hall and the closure of the airport. As such the return QR196 was cancelled and the aircraft will overnight at Brussels.

Qatar Airways B787-8 A7-BCR QR32 Jeddah Diversion.

Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 A7-BCR operating QR32 Edinburgh – Doha diverted to Jeddah late this evening. The aircraft continued shortly thereafter routing Jeddah – Doha as QR32D. The diversion appears to have been medical.

Virgin Atlantic B787-9 G-VYUM Durban Training Missions.

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 G-VYUM arrived into Johannesburg this morning as VS601 from London Heathrow (depart London Heathrow 15th March) then operated the following training flights:

VS851T Johannesburg – Durban
VS852T Durban – Johannesburg
VS853T Johannesburg – Durban
VS854T Durban – Johannesburg.

Jetstar B787-8 VH-VKH JQ24 Adelaide Diversion.

Jetstar Boeing 787-8 VH-VKH operating JQ24 Tokyo Narita – Melbourne (depart Tokyo Narita 10th March) diverted to Adelaide in the early hours of this morning due to weather at Melbourne. The aircraft positioned Adelaide – Melbourne late in the morning as JQ7991.

Qatar Airways Announce Windhoek Service.

Qatar Airways today announced a 4 x weekly Doha – Windhoek Boeing 787-8 service to commence on 28th September. Schedules are as follows:

QR1373 Doha 0230 – Windhoek 1040 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays
QR1374 Windhoek 1325 – Doha 2310 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays.

Qatar Airways B787-8 A7-BDA Delivered.

Boeing 787-8 l/n 394, Qatar Airways A7-BDA, was delivered Paine Field – Doha as QR3372 today. The aircraft is in 22J/232Y configuration and Large Logo/Medium Oryx livery. This brings the Boeing 787-8 fleet up to 27 aircraft.

Virgin Atlantic B787-9 G-VAHH Returns from Hong Kong.

Following its technical return to Hong Kong last night, Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 G-VAHH departed Hong Kong late tonight operating yesterday’s delayed VS207 Hong Kong – London Heathrow as VS207A.