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Old 13th April 2021, 10:36 AM
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Jetstar B787-8 VH-VKH has just repositioned from AVV-SYD arriving at 10:25am and parking on gate 85 by the pond. This leaves no B787-8s in Avalon, two now in Sydney (VKH, VKI) and one in Melbourne (VKL) with the rest in Alice.
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Old 13th April 2021, 10:51 AM
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Jetstar B787-8 VH-VKH has just repositioned from AVV-SYD arriving at 10:25am and parking on gate 85 by the pond. This leaves no B787-8s in Avalon, two now in Sydney (VKH, VKI) and one in Melbourne (VKL) with the rest in Alice.
Also leaves no jets in storage in AVV.
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Old 13th April 2021, 11:12 AM
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Interesting Tristan. Except what is left of EBU, I guess. I'm not sure why the two Dreamliners are in SYD.
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Old 13th April 2021, 01:02 PM
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Interesting Tristan. Except what is left of EBU, I guess. I'm not sure why the two Dreamliners are in SYD.
They are going to start running domestic routes soon.
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Old 13th April 2021, 06:30 PM
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Yes, I thought that too after VKI repositioned just before Easter which could have allowed Jetstar to utilise the 787-8 during the busy Easter break and school holidays period but no movement as yet. Also I've checked the Jetstar schedules for their popular routes which are either operated by A320/321s during the next week or so.
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Old 15th April 2021, 09:24 AM
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Five JQ 788s flying domestically from mid year, flights loaded into timetables now, mostly MEL/SYD to OOL and MEL/SYD to CNS
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Old 15th April 2021, 11:43 AM
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Thanks for the information, Mark. A longer term plan to counteract the winter months.
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Old 4th May 2021, 12:55 PM
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In Jetstar B787 news, VH-VKI repositioned from SYD - MEL on 26/4/21 and VH-VKL repositioned from MEL - SYD, also on 26/4/21. It looks as though VH-VKH is operating SYD - OOL this afternoon as JQ7998, maybe as a route proving flight.
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Old 4th May 2021, 04:19 PM
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In Jetstar B787 news, VH-VKI repositioned from SYD - MEL on 26/4/21 and VH-VKL repositioned from MEL - SYD, also on 26/4/21. It looks as though VH-VKH is operating SYD - OOL this afternoon as JQ7998, maybe as a route proving flight.
No need for a proving flight, pre COVID 787s did Syd-Ool every day
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Old 4th May 2021, 05:25 PM
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Most likely crew training. The majority of the 787 cabin crew were based in Asia pre-Covid so now they'll need to use Aus-based crew that may need training.
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