Aug 31, 2013

A320-216 PK-AXC AWQ8416/8417

Air Asia Indonesia A320-216 PK-AXC msn 3648 operated tonight's 'AWQ8416/8417' services from / to Ngurah Rai Intl Airport (WADD) Denpasar Bali Indonesia, arrived 19.48hrs and departed at 20.40hrs. Hexcode: 8A017B ...not a common visitor into YPPH!

Medic 45 VH-PFS LJ-45 (WADD-YPPH)

Pacific Flight Services Learjet 45 VH-PFS msn 45-168 arrived 08.35hrs ex: Ngurah Rai Intl Airport (WADD) Denpasar Bali, Indonesia as flight 'Medic 45' landing RWY03. Hexcode: 7C4CB6

Aug 26, 2013

US Navy C-130T 164997 departs to Darwin as CNV7662

United States Navy (USN) Lockheed C-130T Hercules 164997 VR-53 'Capital Express' Fleet Logistics Squadron tail coded 'AX' departed 09.43hrs to RAAF Darwin (YPDN) as flight 'CNV7662' Hexcode: AE03E4

Aug 25, 2013

Atlas Air B747-446 BCF N458MC departs to Andersen AFB Guam USA

Atlas Air B747-446BCF N458MC msn 26356 departed Perth at 12.20hrs (WST+8) to United States Andersen Air Force Base (PGUA) Guam USA, as flight GTI5400 callsign: Giant 5400 with a flight time of 7hrs.53mins expected. Hexcode: A590EA

US Navy P-3C Orion 161293 arrives RAAF base Pearce (YPEA) ex: Darwin

United States Navy (USN) Lockheed P-3C Orion 163293 'VP-26' Tridents Sqn arrived 11.53hrs ex: Darwin (YPDN) as flight 'Navy VVPE101' landing RWY36R RAAF Pearce (YPEA) just minutes after US Navy Boeing 737-7AFC 166695.

US Navy B737-7AFC (C-40A Clipper) 166695 arrives & departs RAAF base Pearce (YPEA)

United States Navy (USN) Boeing 737-7AFC (C-40A Clipper) 166695 msn 40574 VR-56 'Sunseekers' arrived 11.40hrs RAAF Pearce (YPEA) ex: Darwin (YPDN) landing RWY36R as flight 'CNV7843' & departed at 12.55hrs returning as same.Hexcode: AE29FE (1st visit to Pearce)

Former Skywest F-100 departs for re-paint & cabin refurbishment in Townsville, Queensland

Former Skywest Airlines (WA) Virgin Australia Fokker 100 VH-FNR msn 11488 departed Perth at 08.17hrs today as flight 'VOZ9950' to Townsville (YBTL) non-stop, for cabin refurbishment & re-painting into Virgin Australia colours, arrived 14.20hrs (EST) after a flight time of 4 hours across the continent. Hexcode: 7C1B35

This will become the third Fokker 100 to wear the corporate colours of the Virgin Australia group after VH-FSQ, and VH-FNU.

Aug 24, 2013

HS-125/700B RP-C5998 (Medivac Flight) ex: Bali

Lionair Inc British Aerospace HS125/700B RP-C5998 msn 257166 arrived 19.39hrs ex: Denpasar Bali (WADD) and departed at 22.47hrs returning to Denpasar Bali. Hexcode: 758271

An infrequent visitor into Perth, used as an Air Ambulance (Medivac) aircraft for the transportation of sick & or injured.

Dassault F-900EX N577QT departs to China

Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee Dassault Falcon 900EX N577QT msn 262 departed Perth at 13.38hrs to Guangzhou Baiyun Intl Airport (ZGGG) China. Hexcode: A769DA (This was her 1st visit to Perth)


Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-115CJ VH-VHD msn 1999 arrived 13.25hrs ex: Christmas Island (YPXM) & departed at 14.25hrs to Darwin (YPDN) as 'SND1'. Hexcode: 7C6B4F

MAS Kargo B747-4H6F 9M-MPS

Malaysia Airlines Cargo B747-4H6F 9M-MPS msn 29902 arrived 10.56hrs ex: Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (YSSY) as flight 'MAS6208' & departed at 14.31hrs to Kuala Lumpur Intl Airport (WMKK) as flight 'MAS6424'. Hexcode: 750080

Aug 23, 2013

Virgin Australia F-100 VH-FNU arrives ex: YBTL & YBAS after re-painting into VA c/s VOZ9950

Virgin Australia Fokker 100 VH-FNU msn 11373 arrived 12.28hrs Perth Airport (YPPH) landing RWY03 ex: Townsville (YBTL) via Alice Springs (YBAS) as flight 'VOZ9950' after re-painting into Virgin Australia c/s, formerly Skywest Airlines c/s. Hexcode: 7C1B38

Today's Philippine Airlines flight's PR219/220 cancelled for a second time

Philippine Airlines flight/s PR219/220 from Manila via Darwin to Perth & return scheduled to have operated today have been cancelled, unclear as to whether due monsoons over the Philippines or due to low pax numbers, either way not coming!

Aug 22, 2013

Dassault F-900EX N577QT (1st visit to Perth)

Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee Dassault Falcon 900EX N577QT msn 262 arrived 22.59hrs ex: Chek Lap Kok Airport (VHHH) Hong Kong landing RWY21, after a flight time of 7hrs.19mins. Hexcode: A769DA (1st visit to Perth) New build aircraft, delivered 22.02.2013

Aug 21, 2013

Atlas Air B747-446BCF N458MC 'GTI5400'

Atlas Air B747-446 BCF N458MC msn 26356 arrived 19.10hrs ex: Honolulu Intl Airport (PHNL) as flight 'GTI5400' c/sign: Giant 5400 landing RWY21, after a flight time of 13hrs.10mins. Hexcode: A590EA (1st visit to Perth)

US Navy C-130T 164997 (YPEA)

United States Navy (USN) Lockheed C-130T Hercules 164997 msn 5304 'VR-53' "Capital Express" arrived 17.18hrs RAAF Pearce (YPEA) ex: Darwin (YPDN) & Palau (PTRO)Hexcode: AE03E4 To be further updated!

Delayed Tiger A320 VH-VNF returns to YMML

Tiger Airways A320-232 VH-VNF msn 3332 arrived 17.38hrs 20/08 ex: Melbourne (YMML) as flight 'TGW184', and departed (delayed) at 09.15hrs Wednesday 21st August, returning to Melbourne (YMML) as flight 'TGW8189' Hexcode: 7C6C29

Philippine Airlines PR219/220 XXLD today due weather

Philippine Airlines flight/s PR219/220 from Manila via Darwin to Perth today have been cancelled, due to monsoons over the Philippines, the airline has cancelled up to 50 domestic and international flights.

Aug 20, 2013

New Malaysia Airlines A333 (1st visit to Perth)

Malaysia Airlines A330-323X 9M-MTM msn 1431 operated today's 'MH125/124' services from / to Kuala Lumpur (WMKK) arrived 14.45hrs landing RWY21 and departed at 16.29hrs. Hexcode: 750260

New Emirates B77W visits Perth today!

Emirates B777-31H (ER) A6-ENK msn 38991 operated today's 'EK422/423' services from / to Dubai, arrived 12.07hrs landing RWY21 and departed at 14.42hrs returning to the Middle East. Hexcode: 89630D (1st visit to Perth) First Flight: 26.06.13, Delivered: 25.07.13

1st revenue flights for Network Aviation's newly delivered Fokker VH-NHJ today

Network Aviation's last ordered & delivered Fokker 100 VH-NHJ msn 11464 which arrived on delivery to the airline on Sunday 11th August 2013, operated her first RPT services today to Sandfire Resources Copper and Nickle mine 'Degrussa', departed at 06.11hrs and returned to Perth landing at 09.15hrs. Hexcode: 7C42D5

Qantas Freight B733 SF (New colours) 1st visit

Qantas Freight B737-376 (SF) VH-XML msn 23486 arrived 05.42hrs ex: Melbourne (YMML) as flight 'QFA7333' & departed at 19.33hrs returning to Melbourne (YMML) as flight 'QFA7393' (1st visit to Perth wearing 'new' Qantas Freight corporate livery) Hexcode: 7C762B

Aug 19, 2013

New Tiger Airways A320 (1st visit to Perth)

Tiger Airways A320-232 9V-TRL msn 5721 operated today's 'TGW2716/2717' Singapore to Perth and return services, arrived 20.48hrs landing RWY21 and departed at 21.58hrs returning to Changi Airport. Hexcode: 76D24C (1st visit to Perth)

Aug 18, 2013

Learjet 35 VH-LJJ arrives ex: Bali (Medivac)

Jet City Pty Ltd Learjet 35 VH-LJJ msn 35-324 arrived 18.50hrs ex: Denpasar Bali (WADD) Indonesia, landing RWY21. Hexcode: 7C38FD

Singapore Airlines flight SQ213 re-commences after a brief absence

Singapore Airlines flight/s 'SQ213/226' from / to Singapore re-commences today, Sunday 18th August after an brief absence from 11th August 2013. Today's flights is being operated by B777-212 (ER) 9V-SQJ msn 30875. Hexcode: 76CE2A

Aug 15, 2013

Federal Election 2013 'Media Aircraft' visit Perth

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's Media / Press aircraft, Alliance Airlines Fokker 70 VH-JFE msn 11545 travelling in tandem with the PM on his pre-election visits around Australia, arrived into Perth at 21.02hrs 15/08 ex: Kununurra (YPKU) and Darwin as flight 'Unity 625' and departed Perth for Adelaide (YPAD) at 17.19hrs 16/08 as flight 'Unity 624' Hexcode: 7C2E48
Our PM was utilizing the services of RAAF CL-604 A37-001 msn 5521 as his means of transport.
Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott's Media / Press aircraft, Alliance Airlines Fokker 70 VH-JFB msn 11521  arrived 18.04hrs 16/08 ex: Melbourne (YMML) as flight 'Unity 631', and departed at 11.32hrs to Dave Forrest (YFDF) after a visit out to the Pilbra mine site, the F70 departed at 17.27hrs for Melbourne (YMML) arriving at 22.54hrs EST. (1st visit to Perth) Hexcode: 7C2E45


New Tiger Airways A320 visits Perth

Tiger Airways A320-232 9V-TRK msn 5697 operated today's TGW2716/2717 services from / to Singapore Changi Airport (WSSS) arrived 21.18hrs and departed at 22.18hrs. Hexcode: 7CD24B (1st visit to Perth)

Chevron USA Inc G-550 N401HB ( In & Out )

Chevron (USA) Incorporated Gulfstream G-550 N401HB msn 5173 arrived 18.09hrs ex: Melbourne (YMEN) and departed at 09.10hrs 17/08 to Seletar Airport (WSSL/XSP) Singapore. Hexcode: A4B109

Aug 14, 2013

Qantas / Air New Zealand New Flight announcements Wednesday 14th August

Perth to Auckland Seasonal Flights start from December

Qantas Airways in partnership with Emirates will commence twice weekly (18 x seasonal flights) from Perth to Auckland, to operate from 6th December 2013 to 1st February 2014.

The return flights will operate on Friday & Saturdays departing Perth at 20.30hrs, arrives into Auckland at 07.50+1. Return flights ex: Auckland to Perth depart at 11.40hrs (NZST) arrives into Perth at 14.05hrs.

Qantas will utilize its Airbus A330 on the route, the first time the carrier has operated to Auckland ex: Perth in its own right.

Check out for more details.

Perth to Christchurch Seasonal Flights set to recommence

Air New Zealand is set to introduce a new twice weekly Perth - Christchurch service from December 3rd to 26th April 2014.

The airline's 232 seat Boeing 767-319 (ER) aircraft ZK-NCG, NCI, NCJ, NCK, NCL will operate the new flights operating on Wednesdays & Saturdays, depart Perth at 19.10hrs arrive into Christchurch at 06.20hrs +1, return flights from Christchurch to Perth depart at 15.40hrs (NZST) arrive into Perth at 18.00hrs (WST)


Aug 13, 2013

B777-312 SQ215/216

Singapore Airlines B777-312 9V-SYL msn 33376 operated today's 'SQ215/216' services from / to Singapore, arrived 23.39hrs landing RWY21 and departed at 01.18hrs 14/08. Hexcode: 76CF2C

Aug 11, 2013

Air Alsie F2TH OY-MHA 'MMD2141'

Air Alsie Dassault Falcon 2000LX OY-MHA msn 156 arrived 04.10hrs ex: Sultan Abdul Aziz Airport (WMSA) Malaysia as flight 'MMD3141' landing RWY21. Hexcode: 45B501

Aug 10, 2013

A319-132 (LR) VH-VCJ 'SND2' (In & Out)

Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-132 (LR) VH-VCJ msn 1880 arrived 12.41hrs ex: Christmas Island (YPXM) as flight 'SND2' and departed at 13.42hrs to Melbourne (YMML) as same. Hexcode: 7C6AA1

Aug 9, 2013

G-450 VP-CLI arrives ex: YBCS

Jet Aviation Gulfstream G450 VP-CLI msn 4522 arrived 12.00hrs ex: Cairns (YBCS) landing RWY 21. Hexcode: 4241D7

Aug 8, 2013

Philippine Airlines ends services to Perth from 02SEP

Philippine Airlines announced today, Thursday 8th July 2013, its intention to suspend operating its PR219/220 services from Manila to Perth via Darwin effective from Monday 2nd September 2013.

Aug 7, 2013

Air New Zealand's 1st B77W visits Perth

Air New Zealand operated to Perth B777-319 (ER) ZK-OKO msn 38407 today operating flights 'NZ175/176' from / to Auckland, arrived 18.57hrs landing RWY03, and departed at 20.49hrs returning to the land of the long white cloud. Hexcode: C81D82 (1st visit to Perth)

Aug 6, 2013

Royal Thai Air Force C-130H-30 60112 (YPEA)

Photo: Richard Siudak
copyrighted image 2013

Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) Lockheed C-130H-30 Hercules 60112 msn 382-5281 '601 Squadron' arrived 16.00hrs RAAF Pearce (YPEA) as flight 'RTAF105' landing RWY36.

Aug 5, 2013

Air Asia X A330-343X 9M-XXL (1st visit)

Air Asia X A330-343X 9M-XXL msn 662 formerly operated as B-HWG with Dragonair, operated today's 'XAX236/237' services from / to Kuala Lumpur, arrived 05.17hrs landing RWY03 & departed at 07.07hrs. Hexcode: 7502CE (1st visit to Perth)

Aug 4, 2013

B737-8H6 (W) 9M-MLQ (1st visit) MH121/120

Malaysia Airlines B737-8H6 (W) 9M-MLQ msn 39327 operated today's 'MH121/120' services from / to Kota Kinabalu, arrived 23.26hrs and departed at 00.56hrs 5/08. Hexcode: 7502B1 (1st visit to Perth)

Medivac Hawker 800 N838JL arrives ex: WADD

Airmed International HK Pty Ltd Hawker 800 N838JLmsn 258270 arrived 20.39hrs ex: Ngurah Rai Intl Airport (WADD) Denpasar Bali, Indonesia landing RWY03. Hexcode: AB76E5

Aug 2, 2013

Skywest Airlines now fully intergrated into VA with the XR flight number now history.

Effective from midnight 1st August 2013, Virgin Australia’s regional operations will upgrade to the latest version of the Sabre booking and check-in system to align its systems with the rest of the Virgin Australia Group. This system transition is a key part of the integration of Skywest into Virgin Australia

Flight number ranges for all services in Virgin Australia’s regional network (formally operated by Skywest) will now have the airline operating designator code of VA, with GDS schedules and availability no longer displaying the XR designator code.

• All international flights (flight numbers VA1-199 & VA4000-4199), as well as flights to Christmas and Cocos Island, depart from and arrive at Perth Terminal 1 (International Terminal)

• All domestic flight numbers VA2500-2999 depart from and arrive at Perth Terminal 2

• All domestic flight numbers VA200-2499 (excluding flights to/from Christmas and Cocos Island), depart from and arrive at Perth Terminal  3.
The last 'XR' operated flights into Perth prior to the midnight transition were as follows:
VH-FSW Fokker 100 msn 11391 flight XR16 arrived 21.20hrs ex: Broome & VH-FNI Fokker 50 msn 20114 arrived 21.20hrs ex: Geraldton as flight XR148.
The first VA operated flight operated 02/08 departed at 04.50hrs as flight VA9990 to Geraldton, this flight operated by Fokker 50 VH-FNI msn 20114.
With thanks to Greg Meechan (Virgin Australia) for the above flight information. 

Aug 1, 2013

B737-3B7 (SF) ZK-FXT

Airwork Flight Operations B737-3B7 (SF) ZK-FXT msn 23862 operated today's overnight freight service from Melbourne (YMML) to Perth operating as flight 'TFR12' arrived 04.27hrs. Hexcode: C81E19