British Airways B787-9 G-ZBKJ Delivered.

British Airways Boeing 787-9 G-ZBKJ was delivered Paine Field – London Heathrow this evening as BA9158. The aircraft is in White Union Flag with Crest livery and 8F/42J/39W/127Y configuration. This is the eighth Boeing 787-9 for the airline.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLF Delivered.

Boeing 787-9 l/n 416, Etihad A6-BLF, was delivered Paine Field – Abu Dhabi this morning as EY9003. The aircraft is the sixth Boeing 787-9 for the airline. It is in 28J/271Y configuration and wears Facets of Abu Dhabi livery

Jetstar B787-8 VH-VKH Positioning Flight.

Jetstar Boeing 787-8 VH-VKH positioned Melbourne – Sydney as JQ7993 late this morning after arriving as JQ18 from Phuket. The aircraft then operated JQ27 Sydney – Phuket.

Virgin Atlantic B787-9 G-VOOH Returns from Newark.

Following its overnight delay, Boeing 787-9 l/n 256, Virgin Atlantic G-VOOH, departed Newark this evening operating today’s scheduled VS2 Newark – London Heathrow. Today’s outbound VS1 was cancelled.

Qatar Airways B787-8 A7-BCA Dubai Technical Issue.

Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 A7-BCA operated QR1002 Doha – Dubai in the early hours of this morning, however the return QR1003 was cancelled due to a technical issue. The aircraft was able to position Dubai – Doha early in the evening as QR3262.

Virgin Atlantic B787-9 G-VOOH Newark Cancellation.

Boeing 787-9 l/n 256, Virgin Atlantic G-VOOH, operated VS1 London Heathrow – Newark this evening, however the return VS2 was cancelled. It is not clear whether this is due to a technical or a crewing issue.

Qatar Airways B787-8 A7-BDB Delivered.

Boeing 787-8 l/n 410, Qatar Airways A7-BDB, was delivered Paine Field – Doha this evening as QR3372. The aircraft is in Large Logo/Medium Oryx livery and 22J/232Y configuration. This brings the Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 fleet up to 28 aircraft.

Qatar Airways Announce Marrakech Service.

Qatar Airways today opened reservations on services to Marrakech which will be served 3 x weekly as a triangular Boeing 787-8 service with Casablanca. Schedules are as follows:

QR1395 Doha 0730 – 1325 Casablanca 1450 – 1540 Marrakech 1640 – Doha 0245+1 Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays.

Services commence on 1st July 2016.

Air New Zealand B787-9 ZK-NZH NZ289 Fukuoka Diversion.

Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 ZK-NZH operating NZ289 Auckland – Shanghai Pudong (depart Auckland 31st March) diverted via Fukuoka this morning due to poor visibility at Shanghai. The Fukuoka – Shanghai Pudong sector operated as NZ289D.