Jetstar B787-8 VH-VKK Positioning Flight.

Boeing 787-8 l/n 321, Jetstar VH-VKK, positioned Sydney – Melbourne as JQ8997 early this afternoon after arriving as JQ28 from Phuket. The aircraft then operated JQ17 Melbourne – Phuket.

Jetstar B787-8 VH-VKD Positioning Flight.

Boeing 787-8 l/n 142, Jetstar VH-VKD, positioned Melbourne – Coolangatta as JQ8999 early this morning in order to operate JQ11 Coolangatta – Tokyo Narita.

Jetstar B787-8 VH-VKK Positioning Flight.

Boeing 787-8 l/n 321, Jetstar VH-VKK, positioned Melbourne – Sydney as JQ8994 this morning after arriving as JQ8 from Singapore. The aircraft then operated JQ27 Sydney – Phuket.

Jetstar B787-8 VH-VKA Positioning Flight.

Boeing 787-8 l/n 123, Jetstar VH-VKA, positioned Coolangatta – Sydney as JQ8992 this morning after arriving as JQ12 from Tokyo Narita. The aircraft then operated JQ37 Sydney – Denpasar.

QANTAS B787-9 Dreamliner Configuration Confirmed.

QANTAS today confirmed that its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners will be delivered in a 42J/28W/166Y configuration.

Business Class will feature a slightly modified version of the A330 seat retaining the 1-2-1 configuration with direct aisle access for all passengers and with a moveable divider between the middle seats to make them more suitable for couples travelling together.

Economy Class will not feature the Thomson Aero Cozy Suite as had been rumoured but a Recaro seat in 3-3-3 configuration with a 12 inch touch screen and a flip down tablet holder Seat pitch will be 32″, however no mention has been made of seat width.

Details of the promised “revolutionary” Premium Economy seat have not been revealed except that it is known that these will be in a 2-3-2 configuration.

Jetstar B787-8 VH-VKL Positioning Flight.

Boeing 787-8 l/n 344, Jetstar VH-VKL, positioned Brisbane – Sydney as JQ8995 this morning after arriving as JQ58 from Denpasar. The aircraft then operated JQ37 Sydney – Denpasar.

Jetstar B787-9 VH-VKL Positioning Flight.

Jetstar Boeing 787-9 VH-VKL positioned Sydney – Brisbane as JQ8994 early this afternoon after arriving as JQ38 from Denpasar. The aircraft then operated JQ57 Brisbane – Denpasar.

Jetstar B787-8 VH-VKJ Positioning Flight.

Boeing 787-8 l/n 278, Jetstar VH-VKJ, positioned Brisbane – Cairns as JQ8992 this morning after arriving as JQ58 from Denpasar. The aircraft then operated JQ15 Cairns – Osaka Kansai.

Air New Zealand B787-9 ZK-NZE Overnight Singapore Delay.

Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 ZK-NZE arrived into Singapore as NZ282 from Auckland this morning, however the return NZ281 has been delayed overnight. It is not clear whether this is due to a technical or a crew issue.

British Airways Announce New Orleans Service.

British Airways today announced a new London Heathow – New Orleans service to commence on 27th March 2017.  The 4 x weekly Boeing 787-8 service will operate to the following schedule:

BA225 London Heathrow 1540 – New Orleans 1940 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays
BA224 New Orleans 2110 – London Heathrow 1200+1 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays.

Jetstar B787-8 VH-VKI Positioning Flight.

Boeing 787-8 l/n 257, Jetstar VH-VKI, positioned Melbourne – Sydney as JQ8992 early this afternoon after arriving as JQ30 from Bangkok in order to operated JQ27 Sydney – Phuket.

Jetstar B787-8 VH-VKL Positioning Flight.

Boeing 787-8 l/n 344, Jetstar VH-VKL,, which has been out of service at Brisbane since arriving as JQ58 from Denpasar yesterday morning, positioned Brisbane – Melbourne late this afternoon as JQ8991.

Jetstar B787-8 VH-VKJ Positioning Flight.

Boeing 787-8 l/n 278, Jetstar VH-VKJ, positioned Sydney – Brisbane as JQ8990 this afternoon after arriving as JQ28 from Phuket this morning. The aircraft then operated JQ57 Brisbane – Denpasar.

British Airways Withdraw London Heathrow – Chengdu Route.

British Airways today removed from sale all seats on the London Heathrow – Chengdu route from mid-January 2017. The final service will operate outbound on 12th January 2017 and returning on 13th January 2017. The route was launched in Sepember 2013 with much fanfare using Boeing 777-200ER equipment, with Boeing 787-8s taking over in May 2014 but has failed to live up to expectations.

 

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLJ Delivered.

Etihad Boeing 787-9 A6-BLJ was delivered Paine Field – Abu Dhabi this afternoon as EY9010. The aircraft is the tenth Boeing 787-9 for the airline. It is in 28J/271Y configuration and wears Facets of Abu Dhabi livery.

Air New Zealand B787-9 ZK-NZK Delivered.

Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 ZK-NZK was delivered Paine Field – Auckland this evening as NZ6094. The aircraft is in White/Black Fern Livery and 18J/21W/263Y configuration. This brings the Boeing 787-9 fleet up to nine aircraft.

Air New Zealand B787-9 ZK-NZG Singapore Flight Swap.

Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 ZK-NZG operated this morning’s scheduled NZ282 Auckland – Singapore, then turned around to operate yesterday’s delayed NZ281 Singapore – Auckland as NZ281D.

Jetstar B787-8 VH-VKK Positioning Flight.

Boeing 787-8 l/n 321, Jetstar VH-VKK, positioned Sydney – Coolangatta as JQ8992 this morning after arriving as JQ38 from Denpasar in order to operate JQ11 Coolangatta – Tokyo Narita.

Air New Zealand B787-9 ZK-NZJ Positions for Further Military Charters.

Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 ZK-NZJ positioned Rockhampton – Singapore as NZ6002 in the early hours of this morning in order to operate a Singapore – Rockhampton military charter as NZ1923. The aircraft then operated a Rockhampton – Singapore military charter late at night as NZ1924.

Jetstar B787-8 VH-VKK Positioning Flight.

Boeing 787-8 l/n 321, Jetstar VH-VKK, positioned Coolangatta – Sydney as JQ8991 this afternoon after arriving as JQ12 from Tokyo Narita. The aircraft then operated JQ37 Sydney – Denpasar.