Airliners at Melbourne airport, Australia. *UPDATE* 23 May 21

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Airliners at Melbourne airport, Australia. *UPDATE* 23 May 21

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We have been out of strict Covid lockdown for quite some time but it is only recently that I have managed to get out for some aircraft photography. This series was taken at Melbourne's international airport, Tullamarine. Hope that someone finds them interesting. Thanks for viewing.


ImageVirgin 737-8FE VH-YFW by GP1961, on Flickr


ImageQantas 737-838 VH-VZA by GP1961, on Flickr

Like many airlines, Qantas has painted a few of their 737s in retro or special liveries.

ImageQantas 737-838 VH-VXQ by GP1961, on Flickr

ImageQantas 737-838 VH-XZJ by GP1961, on Flickr

ImageREX 737-8FE VH-PAG by GP1961, on Flickr

ImageRex SF340B VH-ZLX by GP1961, on Flickr

Imagesharp airlines SA227-DC Metro 23 VH-MYI by GP1961, on Flickr

ImageAir NZ A320-271N ZK-NHD by GP1961, on Flickr

ImageMalaysian Airlines A330-323 9M-MTG by GP1961, on Flickr

ImageShanghai Airlines 787-9 B-1113 by GP1961, on Flickr

ImageMalaysia Airlines A330-323 9M-MTB by GP1961, on Flickr
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Nice to see some different colour schemes, and that Qantas retro is a beauty!
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Superb photos , cannot beat a great retro livery

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Lovely stuff, interesting to see some airliners from slightly further afield. I hadn't realised that Rex had started to receive 737-800s, but good to see their Saab 340s still going strong
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Thanks for the comments. I'm pleased that someone is interested in what's going on down 'ere in Australia. The Retro Roos are a nice treat but difficult to track down and photograph in a country as large as ours. Rex started their 737 services between Melbourne/Sydney/Brisbane about two months ago and recently added Adelaide. The Rex SF340s have been flying for quite a few years, some of which previously were with Kendell AL.

Here are a few more from my part of the world. Thanks, again, for the comments and for viewing.

ImageQantasLink DHC-8-Q315 VH-SBT by GP1961, on Flickr

ImageQantasLink 717-2BL VH-NXJ by GP1961, on Flickr

ImageJetstar A320-232 VH-VGH by GP1961, on Flickr

ImageJetstar A321-231 VH-VWQ by GP1961, on Flickr

ImageQatar A350-1041 A7-ANR by GP1961, on Flickr
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Lovely light on these.... excellent!
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Very nice, more please... :)

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Superb - great to see some catches from down under

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Stunning!
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OK, a few more to wrap it up, before you're all bored with Aussie 'planes. Can't understand the reason for Jetstar's many fuselage titles; small titles, big titles, black titles, letters and big orange star titles... :confused: Perhaps they toss a coin...

ImageJetstar A320-232 VH-VQJ by GP1961, on Flickr

ImageJetstar A320-232 VH-VFK by GP1961, on Flickr

ImageJetstar A320-232 VH-VGA by GP1961, on Flickr

ImageQantas A330-303 VH-QPJ by GP1961, on Flickr
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Fantastic !! Still hoping to visit Oz (again) and attend Avalon in November / December. Can I ask what local news is about the show going ahead ?
Understand all counties are constantly changing their plans and rules but what is the local feeling about the show going ahead and welcoming international visitors ?

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DOUGHNUT wrote:
Thu 06 May 2021, 8:27 am
...Can I ask what local news is about the show going ahead? Understand all counties are constantly changing their plans and rules but what is the local feeling about the show going ahead and welcoming international visitors?
Thanks for your comments. The airshow is scheduled to be held from the 30th of November, with public days from the 3rd of December.I believe that it will proceed as planned, but I'm not so sure that international visitors will be permitted to enter the country. If I were you, I'd leave the decision to travel until after the Australian Federal Government makes a firm announcement about international travel.
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Thank you for your reply.
We have a plan which hopefully can be activated fairly quickly but agree until the country opens up we are stuffed. As your are living there what is the feeling towards opening up ? Understand even internal travel has been restricted.
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DOUGHNUT wrote:
Thu 06 May 2021, 5:04 pm
Thank you for your reply.
We have a plan which hopefully can be activated fairly quickly but agree until the country opens up we are stuffed. As your are living there what is the feeling towards opening up ? Understand even internal travel has been restricted.
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Domestic travel has resumed and is only interrupted if there's an escape of the virus from a quarantine hotel. At the moment, Sydney, NSW, is experiencing a community transmission for which there is no connection back to the source (source = returned traveller from the USA). Anyone who has attended a nominated possible infection site and has travelled to another state must test and quarantine. The travel bubble between NZ and Australia continues with the exception of travellers from NSW.

I think the general feeling here in Australia is that we'd be happy for borders to be opened once we have everyone (who wants it) vaccinated. Our situation here at the moment is pretty good and I don't think many people would wish to risk all that we have achieved. The Federal Government does not plan to open borders to anyone, other than our brothers and sisters across the ditch, until at least October, 2021. Good luck with your travel plans.

As I said to someone in another post (Osh 2020?), if you make it to Avalon, look for a bloke with a big hat and way too much camera gear... and come and say hello. :wink:
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For DOUGHNUT and anyone else who's thinking of visiting Australia for the Avalon Airshow. Recently, the Federal Government stated that they did not expect borders to be open for international travel until mid-2022. :confused: The vaccine roll-out has been glacially slow, so I would recommend caution when making your plans.

...and I couldn't resist adding just one more image that I took whilst waiting for the Volga Dnepr AN-124 to depart Melbourne airport- it didn't, so I didn't get a photo of it but this China Southern 787 was a nice consolation prize.

ImageChina Southern 787-9 B-20CJ by GP1961, on Flickr
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