Dec 10, 2017

FAI CL-604 D-AFAI arrives ex: West Sumatra as 'IFA1903 & departed to Bangkok as 'IFA1915'


FAI Canadair CL-604 D-AFAI c/n 5366 arrived 04.48hrs ex: Minangkabau Intl Airport (WIEE/PDG) Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia as flight 'IFA1903' landing RWY03 & departed at  00.17hrs 11/12 to Don Mueang Intl Airport (VTBD) Bangkok, Thailand. Hexcode: 3C5829

Dec 9, 2017

Cathay Pacific Airways A350-941 B-LRV 'CX171/170' (1st visit to Perth)


Cathay Pacific Airways A350-941 B-LRV c/n 157 operated today's overnight 'CX171/170' services from Hong Kong (VHHH) China to Perth & return, arrived at 23.23hrs landing RWY03 & departed at 01.06hrs returning to Hong Kong. Hexcode: 789203 (1st visit to Perth) 

Air New Zealand Chritchurch seasonal flights commenced today


Air New Zealand B787-9 Dreamliner ZK-NZM c/n 41990 re-commenced the airline's seasonal services to Christchurch Intl Airport (NZCH) New Zealand today, flight 'NZ177' had arrived into Perth earlier on Friday 7th December ex: Auckland Intl Airport (NZAA), landing at 21.32hrs & departed at 08.13hrs to Christchurch as flight 'NZ162'. Hexcode: C8243A

Century Ocean Gulfstream G-550 VP-CPY arrives ex: Hong Kong, China


Century Ocean Gulfstream G-550 VP-CPY c/n 5324 arrived 07.51hrs ex: Chek Lap Kok Intl Airport (VHHH) Hong Kong, China landing RWY03. Hexcode: 4241AF

Dec 8, 2017

Qantas Airways seasonal A332 PER-AKL-PER (QF111/112) services commenced today


Qantas Airways A330-203 VH-EBD c/n 513 operated the first of return 'new seasonal' services from Perth to Auckland, departed at 19.15hrs as flight 'QF111' & returned to Perth ex: Auckland at 20.45hrs +1 as flight 'QF112'. Hexcode: 7C1467

Dec 7, 2017

ANZA Aviation CL-604 N604AU arrives ex: Darwin

ANZA Aviation CL-604 N606AU c/n 5434 arrived 18.48hrs ex: RAAF Darwin (YPDN) Northern Territory landing RWY21. Hexcode: A7D62E

Dec 4, 2017

ACM Air charter Falcon 2000EX 'D-BIKA BVR777' (WSSL-YPPH-YMEN)

ACM Air Charter Dassault Falcon 2000EX D-BIKA c/n 076 arrived 14.03hrs ex: Singapore 'Seletar' Airport (WSSL) Singapore landing RWY21 as flight 'BVR777' & departed 10.00hrs 05/12 to Melbourne's 'Essendon' Airport (YMEN) Victoria as same. Hexcode: 3CA561

Luft Aviation Charter Pty Ltd CL-604 N360SL arrives ex: Essendon

Luft Aviation Charter CL-604 N360SL c/n 5456 arrived 08.19hrs landing RWY24 ex: Melbourne 'Essendon' Airport (YMEN) Victoria. Hexcode: A40DE7

Dec 3, 2017

Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-132 (LR) VH-VCJ 'SND2' (YMML-YPPH-YPCC-YPPH-YMML)


Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-132 (LR) VH-VCJ c/n 1880 arrived 18.11hrs ex: Melbourne 'Tullamarine' Airport (YMML) Victoria, as flight 'SND2' landing RWY03. Hexcode: 7C6AA1 

Departed 12.19hrs 04/12 to Cocos Keeling Island (YPCC) as flight 'SND2' before returning back into Perth Airport (YPPH) at 20.43hrs. The aircraft finally departed Perth Airport returning back to Melbourne at 20.46hrs 05/12 as flight 'SND2'. Hexcode: 7C6AA1

Aerolineas Del Pacifico Beech 350 Super King Air RP-C8300 arrives ex: Indonesia

Aerolineas Del Pacifico Beech King Air 350 RP-C8300 c/n FL-505 arrived 13.13hrs landing RWY03 Perth Airport (YPPH) ex: El Tari Intl Airport (WATT) Kupang, Indonesia via Port Hedland Intl Airport (YPPD) Hexcode: 7580D0 (1st visit to Perth)

Dec 2, 2017

Air New Zealand B787-9 Dreamliner ZK-NZM (1st visit to Perth) NZ175/176


Air New Zealand B787-9 Dreamliner ZK-NZM c/n 41990 operated today's 'NZ175/176' services from / to Auckland Intl Airport (NZAA) New Zealand, arrived 12.33hrs landing RWY03 & departed at 19.01hrs returning to New Zealand. Hexcode: C8243A (New aircraft / 1st visit) First Flight: 01.11.17 BOE011 Delivered: 23.11.17 Charleston-Auckland.    

Qantas Airways B737-838 (W) VH-XZC Bali Relief Flight 'QF7047/7048'


Qantas Airways B737-838 (W) VH-XZC c/n 39361 departed 07.12hrs to Bali's Ngurah Rai Intl Airport (WADD) Denpasar, Bali Indonesia operating a relief flight as flight 'QF7047' arrived 10.39hrs (LT) & returned to Perth Airport (YPPH) departing Bali at 12.24hrs (LT) as flight 'QF7048' arrived 15.31hrs landing RWY03. Hexcode: 7C77F6

Qantas Airways B737-838 (W) VH-XZF Bali Relief Flight 'QF7045/7046'


Qantas Airways B737-838 (W) VH-XZF c/n 39370 departed 03.11hrs operating Relief Flight 'QF7045' to Bali's Ngurah Rai Intl Airport (WADD) Denpasar, Bali Indonesia arrived 06.41hrs & departed at 08.47hrs as flight 'QF7046' arrived 11.49hrs Perth Airport (YPPH) landing RWY03. Hexcode: 7C77F9

Dec 1, 2017

Air Asia X A330-343E 9M-XXE 'XAX232/233D'


Air Asia X A330-343E 9M-XXE c/n 1075 named 'Pioneering Expedition' ex: F-WWKS arrived 15.34hrs ex: Kuala Lumpur Intl Airport (WMKK) as flight 'D7232' & departed (delayed) at 10.23hrs+1 returning to Malaysia as flight 'D7233D'. Hexcode: 7501E9

Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-132 (LR) VH-VCJ 'SND2' 'Christmas Is Rotation'


Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-132 (LR) VH-VCJ c/n 1880 arrived 12.58hrs landing RWY21 ex: Sydney 'Kingsford Smith' Airport (YSSY) NSW as flight 'SND2' & departed at 15.07hrs to Christmas Island (YPXM) as same. 

The return flight from Christmas Island (YPXM) to Perth Airport (YPPH) arrived at 23.39hrs & departed at 00.53hrs+1 to Melbourne 'Tullamarine' Airport (YMML) Victoria as same. Hexcode: 7C6AA1 

Jetstar.com A320-232 VH-VFO 'JQ8995/7006' PER-DPS-PER Bali Relief Flight


Jetstar.com A320-232 (SL) VH-VFO c/n 5631 departed 05.35hrs to Bali's Ngurah Rai Intl Airport (WADD) Denpasar Bali Indonesia as flight 'JQ8995' arrived 09.00hrs & departed at 10.18hrs as flight 'JQ7006' returning to Perth arrived 13.27hrs landing RWY21. Hexcode: 7C6B12

Nov 30, 2017

Qantas Airways B737-838 (W) VH-XZB 'QF7043/7044' Bali Relief Flight


Qantas Airways B737-838 (W) VH-XZB c/n 39360 departed 22.34hrs as flight 'QF7043' to Bali's Ngurah Rai Intl Airport (WADD) Denpasar, Bali Indonesia & returned to Perth as flight 'QF7044' landing RWY21 at 06.24hrs +1. Hexcode: 7C77F5

Vietnam Airlines B787-9 Dreamliner VN-A868 'HVN1' (SIN-CBR-PER-HVN) 1st visit to Perth

Vietnam Airlines B787-9 Dreamliner VN-A868 c/n 39288 arrived 21.46hrs ex: RAAF Fairburn Airport (YSCB) Canberra ACT, as flight 'HVN1, c/sign: Vietnam 1' with the President of Vietnam Tran Dai Quang together with a trade delegation & government officials on board.




Photos: Mark Lynam
copyright 2017

The B787-9 Dreamliner VN-A868 (as seen here above) departed off RWY03 at 10.07hrs 02/12 returning to Ho Chi Minhn City Intl Airport (VVTS) Hanoi, Vietnam as same. Hexcode: 8880F8 (1st visit to Perth) 


Chevron Gulfstream G-550 N5092 arrives ex: Fiji


Chevron (USA) Gulfstream G-550 N5092 c/n 5386 arrived 09.23hrs ex: Nadi Intl Airport (NFFN) Fiji, landing RWY21 & departed at 12.48hrs 01/12 RWY21 to Port Hedland Airport (YPPD). Hexcode: A65DFD

Nov 27, 2017

Air Alsie Falcon 7X OY-EJD arrives ex: Kuwait with Sir Paul McCartney (1st visit to Perth)


'Mermaid 6430' arrives ex: Kuwait
with Sir Paul McCartney





Photo: Mike Barlow
copyright 2017

Air Alsie Dassault Falcon 7X OY-EJD c/n 236 arrived 13.44hrs ex: Kuwait Intl Airport (OKBK/KWI) Kuwait landing RWY21 as flight 'MMD6430' c/sign: 'Mermaid 6430' after a flight time of 13hrs.30mins with Sir Paul McCartney on board  & departed at 15.46hrs 04/12 to Melbourne 'Tullamarine' Airport (YMML) Victoria as same. Hexcode: 459544 (1st visit to Perth)

Nov 26, 2017

Premiair EMB-135 (EJ) Legacy 650 PK-RJP DPS-PER-SYD (1st visit to Perth)


Premiair Group Embraer EMB-135 (EJ) Legacy 650 PK-RJP c/n 14501172 ex: PT-TJY arrived 11.27hrs ex: Ngurah Rai Intl Airport (WADD/DPS) Denpasar, Bali Indonesia as flight 'Papa Kilo-Romeo Juliette Papa' & departed at 12.19hrs to Sydney 'Kingsford Smith' Airport (YSSY/SYD) NSW as same. Hexcode: 8A03DC (1st visit to Perth)

Nov 24, 2017

Qantas B737-838 (W) VH-XZJ 'QF77/78'


Qantas Airways B737-838 (W) VH-XZJ c/n 39365 operated a return of QF77/78 from / to Singapore 'Changi' Airport (WSSS) Singapore today, departed at 16.30hrs & returned to Perth at 04.50hrs +1. Hexcode: 7C77FD

Nov 23, 2017

Volga Dnepr Airlines Ilyushin IL-76TD-90VD RA-76952 'VDA4104/3103' routed: EGNX-VECC-WIII-YPPH-ZSNJ



Photo: Richard Siudak
copyright 2017

Volga Dnepr Airlines Ilyushin IL-76TD-90VD RA-76952 c/n 2093422743 arrived 14.06hrs ex: East Midlands Airport (EGNX) England via stops en-route: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Intl Airport (VECC) India & Soekarno Hatta Intl Airport (WIII) Jakarta, Indonesia as flight 'VDA4104' landing RWY21 delivering a 40 tonne generator & departed at 17.19hrs 25/11 as flight 'VDA3101' to Nanjing Lukou Intl Airport (ZSNJ) China, arrived 02.16hrs (CST) after a flight time of 8hrs.57mins. Hexcode: 152C98

Nov 22, 2017

LFG Aviation Gulfstream G-650 N720LF refuelling stop (AMM-PER-SYD)

LFG Aviation Gulfstream G-650 N720LF c/n 6197 arrived 03.26hrs ex: Queen Alia Intl Airport (OJAI/AMM) Jordan, landing RWY03 & departed at 04.39hrs to Sydney 'Kingsford Smith' Airport (YSSY) NSW. Hexcode: A9A48C

Nov 21, 2017

Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-132 (CJ) VH-VCJ 'SND2'


Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-132 (LR) VH-VCJ c/n 1880 arrived 13.37hrs ex: Melbourne 'Tullamarine' Airport (YMML) Victoria as flight 'SND2' & departed at 14.36hrs to Christmas Island (YPXM) as same. The return flight 'SND2' departed Christmas Island (YPXM) at 09.06hrs 22/11 returning to Perth Airport (YPPH) arrived 12.19hrs & departed at 13.42hrs to Melbourne 'Tullamarine' Airport (YMML) Victoria. Hexcode: 7C6AA1 

Nauru Airlines B737-319 VH-XNU 'RON900/901'


Nauru Airlines B737-319 VH-XNU c/n 25609 arrived 13.08hrs ex: Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne as flight 'RON900' & departed at 13.46hrs to Port Hedland (YPPD) arrived at 17.15hrs & departed at 18.02hrs to Christmas Island (YPXM)as same arrived at 19.25hrs.
The return flight 'RON901' from Christmas Island (YPXM) to Perth departed at 20.55hrs (LT) & arrived into Perth Airport landing RWY03 at 01.18hrs +1. Hexcode: 7C7658 

Nov 20, 2017

Singapore Airlines Cargo B747-412F (SCD) 9V-SFN 'SQC7285' (MEL-PER-SIN)


Singapore Airlines Cargo B747-412F (SCD) 9V-SFN c/n 32899 arrived 02.24hrs ex: Melbourne 'Tullamarine' Airport (YMML) Victoria as flight 'SQC7285' &  departed at 05.17hrs to Singapore 'Changi' Airport (WSSS) Singapore as same. Hexcode: 76CCCE 

Nov 19, 2017

Cathay Pacific Airways A350-941 B-LRR (1st visit to Perth) CX171/170


Cathay Pacific Airways A350-941 B-LRR c/n 119 operated today's overnight 'CX171/170' services from / to Hong Kong, arrived 22.25hrs & departed at 00.09hrs+1 returning to China. Hexcode: 780ABD (1st visit to Perth)

Nov 18, 2017

Cathay Pacific Airways A350-941 B-LRU (1st visit to Perth) 'CX171/170'


Cathay Pacific Airways A350-941 B-LRU c/n 148 operated tonight's over night 'CX171/170' services from / to Hong Kong's Chek Lap Kok Intl Airport (VHHH) Hong Kong China, arrived at 22.20hrs landing RWY21 & departed at 00.06hrs+1 returning to China. Hexcode: 789202 (1st visit to Perth)

Air Asia X A330-343E 9M-XXF '10 Xciting years - Making the World a Smaller Place' (1st visit in this c/s)


A330-343E 9M-XXF
'10 Xciting years - Making the World a Smaller Place' 



Photos: Mike Barlow
copyright 2017

Air Asia X A330-343E 9M-XXE c/n 1126 named 'Northern Xposure' seen here above arriving into Perth Airport (YPPH) landing RWY21 as flight 'XAX232' at 15.23hrs today wearing its latest promotional livery '10 Xciting years - Making the World a Smaller Place' introduced on 26th October 17. The outbound flight 'XAX233' departed at 16.57hrs returning to Malaysia. Hexcode: 7501F9 (1st visit to Perth in this c/s)


A330-343E 9M-XXF
'Now Everyone can fly to Malaysia' c/s
November 2011 - October 2017


Photo: Mark Lynam
copyright 2017

Seen here above is Air Asia X A330-343E 9M-XXF operating into Perth wearing its prior c/s up till its re-painting in October 17, this aircraft operated in this livery from November 2011 to October 2017.


Nov 17, 2017

Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-132 (CJ) VH-VCJ 'SND2' Christmas Island rotation


Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-132 (CJ) VH-VCJ c/n 1880 arrived 09.20hrs ex: Melbourne 'Tullamarine' Airport (YMML) Victoria as flight 'SND2' & departed at 10.32hrs to Christmas Island (YPXM) as same. 

The return flight 'SND2' from Christmas Island (YPXM) to Perth Airport (YPPH) departed at 07.10hrs (LT) 18/11 & arrived at 11.24hrs landing RWY2, after a quick turnaround the aircraft departed Perth to Brisbane Intl Airport (YBBN) departing off RWY21 at 12.36hrs. Hexcode: 7C6AA1

Nov 15, 2017

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



Photo: Mike Barlow
copyright 2017

Etihad Airways B787-9 Dreamliner A6-BLR c/n 39663 operated today's 'EY486/487' services from / to Abu Dhabi, arrived 13.01hrs & departed at 17.28hrs (as seen here above lining up RWY03) for her departure returning to the Middle East. Hexcode: 8964C2 (1st visit to Perth)

Nov 13, 2017

Cathay Pacific Airways A350-941 A6-LRM 'CX171/170' (1st visit to Perth)


Cathay Pacific Airways A350-941 B-LRM c/n 075 operated this evening's 'CX171/170' services from / to Chek Lap Kok Intl Airport (VHHH) Hong Kong China arrived 22.37hrs & departed at 00.20hrs+1 returning to China. Hexcode: 780AB8 (1st visit to Perth)

Alliance Airlines Fokker 100 VH-UQD 'VOZ9101' arrives ex: BNE via ADL (1st visit to Perth)


Alliance Airlines Fokker 100 VH-UQD c/n 11404 arrived 14.25hrs landing RWY24 ex: Brisbane Intl Airport (YBBN) Queensland via Adelaide Intl Airport (YPAD) South Australia as flight 'VOZ9101. Hexcode: 7C6783 (1st visit to Perth)

Cathay Pacific Airways A350-941 'CX171/170' B-LRG (1st visit to Perth)


Cathay Pacific Airways A350-941 B-LRG c/n 053 operated today's Sunday 12th November's overnight 'CX171/170' services from / to Hong Kong China, arrived delayed at 00.08hrs & departed delayed at 01.51hrs returning to China. Hexcode: 780AAB (1st visit to Perth)

Nov 12, 2017

Spectrum Air Limited DC-3C (Basler BT-67) ZS-ASN arrives Jandakot Airport







Photos: Mike Barlow (1,2,5) Duncan Watkinson (3)
Caleb Holtz (4)
All photos copyright 2017

Spectrum Air Limited DC-3C (Basler BT-67) ZS-ASN c/n 33581 (seen here above) arriving into Perth's Jandakot Airport (YPJT) at 13.08hrs arriving ex: Broome Intl Airport (YBRM) after a flight time of 4hrs.38mins & (photo #2) by Caleb Holz parked up outside Corsaire Hangar at the airport. The South African operated aircraft is in Western Australia to fly a series of aerial survey flights. Hexcode: 0081F2


Telethon Charter Flights - Qantaslink Fokker 100s VH-NHA & NHZ (PER-BSN-PER)


Qantaslink Fokker 100 Telethon Charter Flights
Perth - Busselton - Perth


Photo: Peter Watson
copyright 2017

Two Qantaslink Fokker 100s VH-NHZ c/n 11515 & VH-NHA c/n 11490 operated a special day out to Margaret River today for Telethon (as seen here above) both parked up on the apron at Busselton Regional Airport. 

Flight #1: VH-NHZ NWK2626/2625 (Departed) 09.03hrs Perth Airport (YPPH) to Busselton Regional Airport (YBLN) (Arrived) 09.55hrs & (Departed) 18.49hrs returning to Perth Airport landing 19.18hrs RWY21.

Flight #2: VH-NHA NWK2626/2627 (Departed) 09.51hrs Perth Airport (YPPH) to Busselton Regional Airport (YBLN) (Arrived) 10.19hrs & (Departed) 19.00hrs returning to Perth Airport landing 19.29hrs RWY21.

Private BD-700-1A10 Global Express N163GF arrives & departed from / to Hong Kong China

Privately operated BD-700-1A10 Global Express N163GF c/n 9720 ex: C-FJGI arrived 04.33hrs ex: Chek Lap Kok Intl Airport (VHHH) Hong Kong China & departed at 22.26hrs 14/11 returning to Hong Kong as same. Hexcode: A0FD6F (1st visit to Perth)

Nov 11, 2017

Private Gulfstream G-550 VP-CNP arrives & departs from / to Hong Kong China

Privately operated Gulfstream G-550 VP-CNP c/n 5461 arrived 23.15hrs ex: Chek Lap Kok Intl Airport (VHHH) Hong Kong, China landing RWY21 & departed at 01.11hrs 15/11 returning to Hong Kong as same. Hexcode: 424749

Cathay Pacific Airways A350-941 B-LRB 'CX171/170' (1st visit to Perth)


Cathay Pacific Airways A350-941 B-LRB c/n 032 operated today's overnight 'CX171/170' services from / to Hong Kong. arrived 22.20hrs & departed at 00.20hrs+1 returning to China. Hexcode: 780AA2 (1st visit to Perth)

Century Ocean Gulfstream G-550 VP-CPY arrives ex: Hong Kong China


Century Ocean Pty Ltd Gulfstream G-550 VP-CPY c/n 5324 arrived 07.30hrs ex: Chek Lap Kok Intl Airport (VHHH) Hong Kong China & departed at 23.50hrs 13/11 returning to Hong Kong. Hexcode: 4241AF