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Old 9th April 2021, 02:00 PM
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I have checked the 75 QANTAS passenger B738s to determine those that are in service and those still in storage.

As at today there are 69 in service and 6 in storage. The B738s currently in storage are VH-VXH (BNE), VXR (BNE), VXS (BNE), VZB (SYD), XZD (BNE) & XZN (MEL). A number have returned to service in March and early April to increase capacity leading up to and during Easter and the school holidays.

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Old 9th April 2021, 06:43 PM
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Yes, it is James.

I have been tracking the QF B737s to Perth this year and so far have noted 64. Of course I may have missed a few and hopefully we see the others before too long.
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Old 10th April 2021, 04:04 PM
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Of the QANTAS A332s there are eight stored in SYD, three in BNE and one in MEL as at today. The remaining six (EBC, EBE, EBJ, EBK, EBL & EBQ) are active flying passenger services around Australia. During March, EBC (11/3/21) and EBQ (25/3/21) resumed active service. The aircraft in MEL is EBM which only positioned there from SYD yesterday (9/4/21) and it is presumed that it will return to service shortly.

With New Zealand services re-commencing on 16 April, 2021 there will be a need for up to three additional A332s to fly the six daily QANTAS AKL return flights from BNE, MEL & SYD. This could see additional A332s brought back into service if current domestic A332 schedules are not re-arranged following the end of school holidays or A333s substituted.

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Old 27th April 2021, 10:32 AM
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Since my last post two B738s and two A332s have returned to service in April from storage for QANTAS. B738s VH-XZD and XZN and A332s VH-EBM and EBP have returned. This leaves four B738s and ten A332s still in storage.
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Old 4th May 2021, 01:17 PM
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VH-VZB did a test flight today, after being parked March 2020. I assume soon to reenter servcie.
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Old 4th May 2021, 02:06 PM
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I believe that will leave only VXR and VXS that havent flown since March/April of last year.
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Old 4th May 2021, 02:32 PM
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VH-VZB flew nearly a 2 hour test flight today from SYD as QF6112 and it looks as though it is being readied for return to service. VH-VXR repositioned from MEL-BNE on 29/10/20 as QF6114. VH-VXS haven't flown since 6/4/20. VH-VXH flew a scheduled flight QF556 SYD-BNE on 6/10/20 but I can't confirm if it was operating regular scheduled services prior to this date.
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Old 4th May 2021, 05:24 PM
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VZB did QF532

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/...505Z/YSSY/YBBN
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Old 4th May 2021, 05:33 PM
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VH-VZB flew nearly a 2 hour test flight today from SYD as QF6112 and it looks as though it is being readied for return to service. VH-VXR repositioned from MEL-BNE on 29/10/20 as QF6114. VH-VXS haven't flown since 6/4/20. VH-VXH flew a scheduled flight QF556 SYD-BNE on 6/10/20 but I can't confirm if it was operating regular scheduled services prior to this date.
Sorry yes, VXR hasnt flown an RPT service since March.

VXH is interesting - looks like it hasnt operated anything since QF556 and didnt operate anything in the months prior to that.
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Old 5th May 2021, 07:04 AM
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OQC will head to Dresden soon for heavy maintenance after a gear swing at LAX.
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