Jun 22, 2017

New airline to Perth Batik Air Indonesia A320-214 (SL) PK-LAQ touches down!


Batik Air Indonesia A320-214 (SL) PK-LAQ c/n 6722 operated the airline's inaugural service from Ngurah Rai Intl Airport (WADD) Denpasar Bali, Indonesia to Perth arrived 00.29hrs landing RWY03 as flight 'ID6007/BTK6007' after a flight time of 3hrs.16mins.

The return flight back to Bali 'ID6008/BTK6008' departed at 09.07hrs 22/06 as flight 'ID6008/BTK6008' & arrived at 12.44hrs (LT) after a flight time of 3hrs.37mins. Hexcode: 8A0519 (New airline, 1st visit to Perth) 

The second of their 'double daily' services, flight 'ID6005/BTK6005' operated by A320-214 (SL) PK-LAQ c/n 6722 once again departed Ngurah Rai Intl Airport (WADD) Denpasar, Bali Indonesia at 14.22hrs (LT) & arrived into Perth Airport at 17.27hrs landing RWY03 after a flight time of 3hrs.05mins. 

The outbound return flight 'ID6006/BTK6006'  departed at 18.46hrs (34mins late) returning to Denpasar's Ngurah Rai Intl Airport.

Jun 21, 2017

Etihad Airways B787-9 Dreamliner A6-BLN EY486/487 (1st visit to Perth)


Etihad Airways B787-9 Dreamliner A6-BLN c/n 39659 operated today's 'EY486/487' services from / to Abu Dhabi, arrived 12.49hrs landing RWY03 & departed at 17.16hrs returning to the Middle East. Hexcode: 8964BE (New aircraft / 1st visit to Perth & Australia)

Quokka name selected to adorn one of Qantas' new B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft



B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft to be named
QUOKKA  



Photos: Qantas Airways
copyright images

Congratulations to Qantas for including our Quokka as being one of the names chosen to be adorned onto one their new fleet of 8  B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

The other successful names chosen include: Boomerang, Skippy, Waltzing Matilda, Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, Great Southern Land & Dreamtime.

West Australian Tourism Minister Mr Paul Papilia, said that " With Qantas starting the non-stop flights from London to Perth next year, it made sense to have an iconic WA marsupial representing not only the spirit of Australia, but more specifically the spirit of WA".



Jun 16, 2017

Revesco Pty Ltd EMB-505 Phenom 300 VH-NJC arrives ex: Jakarta

Revesco Pty Ltd Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300 VH-NJC c/n 50500080 ex: Premiar PK-RJD arrived 15.56hrs ex: Halim Perdanakusuma Intl Airport (WIHH) Jakarta, Indonesia. landing RWY03. Hexcode: 8A0318 (1st visit to Perth)

Jun 15, 2017

Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-115 (LR) VH-VHD 'SND1' Rotation In & Out


Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-115 (LR) VH-VHD c/n 1999 arrived 13.56hrs ex: Sydney 'Kingsford Smith' Airport (YSSY) Sydney NSW as flight 'SND1' landing RWY03 & departed at 15.07hrs to Christmas Island (YPXM) as same. The return flight from Christmas Island (YPXM) back into Perth Airport (YPPH) arrived at 23.03hrs & departed at 00.55hrs +1 to Melbourne 'Tullamarine' Airport (YMML) as flight 'SND1' once again & arrived at 06.08hrs (EST). Hexcode: 7C6B4F

Jun 14, 2017

Cathay Pacific A330-343X B-HLQ CX171/170D


Cathay Pacific Airways A330-343X B-HLQ c/n 420 arrived 22.36hrs ex: Chek Lap Kok Intl Airport (VHHH) Hong Kong, China as flight 'CX171' & departed (delayed) at 20.02hrs +1 returning to Hong Kong as flight 'CX170D'. Hexcode: 780191

Air Mauritius - 50 years (1967-2017) Mauritius to Perth, Western Australia MK940/941 MK440/441


To the staff of Air Mauritius Perth office, The Aircraft Enthusiasts Group of Western Australia (AEGWA) congratulates Air Mauritius there 50th Anniversary celebrated today on Wednesday 14th June 2017

As part of your celebration, we have compiled a photo gallery of your aircraft visiting Perth, Western Australia  together with brief history of your operations to our city.




Photos: Mark Lynam
copyright 2017

Airbus A330-202 3B-NBL c/n 1057 seen in Perth on Sunday 18th June, wearing the airline's 50th Anniversary logo.

Timeline:




Air Mauritius commenced services into Perth Airport, Western Australia on 29th November 1991, with B747SP-44 3B-NAR c/n 21254 named 'Chateau Labourdnais' operating the first service as flight/s MK940/941.


On the 4th April 1992, Air Mauritius changed operating equipment onto the Mauritius-Perth route, introducing B767-200ER aircraft, with B767-23B (ER) 3B-NAK c/n 23973 arrived for the first time.


On 4th January 1995, Air Mauritius operated the first scheduled Airbus A340 services into Perth, on this day A340-313X 3B-NAT c/n 048 operated the airline's MK940/941


On December 4th 2009, Air Mauritius operated  its latest aircraft type A330-202 into Perth. The aircraft 3B-NBM (seen here above) landing RWY03 some 8 years later, operated the first flight for the type 

On April 3rd 2013, after 22 years of servicing Perth as flight/s MK940/941, Air Mauritius changed its flight numbers to MK440/441 under which it still flies under today.


Photos: AEGWA collection
                                                            copyright 2017

Air Mauritius operated fleet of four leased B707 aircraft, of which one 3B-NBE c/n 18891 named 'City of Port Louis' also visited Perth albeit as a charter flight. This aircraft operated in the fleet from April 1981.