Airline Schedule Changes 2014

(Updated 3 February 2014: Garuda, Qantas, Scoot, Singapore Airlines, Tigerair Mandala, updated 4 February 2014: Thai)

AirAsia X

  • Between 11 February 2014 and 2 March 2014, will reduce service from 14 to 11 weekly. D7232/233 will operate all days except Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Indonesia AirAsia

  • Between 1 February 2014 and 29 March 2014 will reduce service with the early morning QZ8410/8411 changing from daily to MON/WED/FRI/SUN only
  • From 3 to 22 February 2014: Due to runway works at Perth Airport, the main runway will be closed for one hour along with the cross-runway between 0000hrs and 0100hrs and at 0400hrs and 0500hrs before displaced threshold operations take place for the duration of the morning between the shoulder periods. QZ8410 from Denpasar will arrive at 0505hrs instead of 0410hrs. Will depart as QZ8411 to Denpasar at 0545hrs instead of 0450hrs
  • From 30 March 2014 is changing flight numbers on the Denpasar/Perth route, except for QZ8418/8419 which keeps the same flight number. Schedule 30 March 2014 onwards:
    • QZ0530 DPS0030 – 0410PER 320 D / QZ0531 PER0450 – 0830DPS 320 D
    • QZ0532 DPS0900 – 1240PER 320 D / QZ0533 PER1320 – 1700DPS 320 D
    • QZ0536 DPS1550 – 1930PER 320 D / QZ0537 PER2005 – 2345DPS 320 D
    • QZ8418 DPS0620 – 1000PER 320 D / QZ8419 PER1035 – 1420DPS 320 D
  • NEW SERVICE: From 1 Aug 2014, applied for daily slots on the Lombok/Perth route: QZ 540 / QZ 541 DAILY – Arr 0850, Dep 0920

 Air Mauritius:

  • Between 9 February 2014 – 2 March 2014 reducing to two services per week. Friday service will not operate.

Air New Zealand

  • Between 7 May – 30 June 2014, will reduce to 5x weekly operation between Auckland – Perth. Service on Tuesday and Thursday will not operate.
  • From 15 October 2014: Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner starts the World’s first scheduled Boeing 787-9 service: NZ175 arrives Perth at 16:45 / NZ176 Departs Perth 18:00 (reported earlier)

 Cathay Pacific

  • From 3 – 22 February: Due to runway works at Perth Airport, the main runway will be closed for one hour along with the cross-runway between 0000hrs and 0100hrs and at 0400hrs and 0500hrs before displaced threshold operations take place for the duration of the morning between the shoulder periods. CX171 from Hong Kong will arrive at 2155hrs instead of 2255hrs. Departs as CX170 to Hong Kong at 2320hrs instead of 2355hrs

 Emirates:

  • Between 30 April – 19 July 2014, flights EK422/423 will not operate due to runway maintenance at Dubai International Airport. This means a reduction to two daily services.
  • From 3 – 22 February: Due to runway works at Perth Airport, the main runway will be closed for one hour along with the cross-runway between 0000hrs and 0100hrs and at 0400hrs and 0500hrs before displaced threshold operations take place for the duration of the morning between the shoulder periods. EK424 from Dubai will arrive at 2330hrs instead of 0110hrs+1. EK425 to Dubai will depart as normal at 0600hrs.
  • Still no official confirmation on when Airbus A380 aircraft will be used on Perth services, and not showing on Emirates’ flight schedule.

Etihad

  • From 15 July 2014 (Airbus A330-200): EY486 arr Perth 13.10 / EY487 dep Perth 15.55 (reported earlier) (**New operator to Perth**)

Garuda Indonesia

  • Between 4 February 2014 and 26 March 2014, GA726/729 Denpasar/Perth will only operate Thursday, Friday and Saturday, GA726 from Denpasar arr 15:50, GA729 to Denpasar dep 17:10.

Jetstar Asia

  • From 3 – 22 February: Due to runway works at Perth Airport, the main runway will be closed for one hour along with the cross-runway between 0000hrs and 0100hrs and at 0400hrs and 0500hrs before displaced threshold operations take place for the duration of the morning between the shoulder periods. 3K131 ex. SIN will arrive at 2210hrs instead of 2310hrs 3K132 to. SIN will depart at 2310hrs instead of 0010hrs+1

Malaysia Airlines

  • From 5 August 2014, increase to double daily on Kuala Lumpur/Perth route with MH127/126 adding two more weekly services
  • From 3 – 22 February: Due to runway works at Perth Airport, the main runway will be closed for one hour along with the cross-runway between 0000hrs and 0100hrs and at 0400hrs and 0500hrs before displaced threshold operations take place for the duration of the morning between the shoulder periods. This affects the following flights:
    • MH121 B737-800 from Kota Kinabalu will arrive at 1350hrs and depart as MH120 at 1450hrs on Wednesdays and Sundays, instead of the usual night flights. **This will enable daylight photos of Malaysia’s 737-800s during 3 – 22 February 2014.**
    • MH127 A330-300 from Kuala Lumpur will arrive at 2220hrs and depart as MH126 at  2330hrs on all days except Monday and Wednesday

Qantas

  •  Between 1 February – 29 March 2014, will operate Airbus A330-200 aircraft in lieu of Airbus A330-300 on QF78/77 Singapore/Perth.

Scoot

  • From 3 April 2014, Singapore/Perth services on Fridays and Sundays will move under new flight numbers TZ18/TZ17, and operate at different times to current services: TZ18 arrives Perth on Fri & Sun at 04:45 /  TZ17 departs Perth at 05:35.

Singapore Airlines:

  • Flights SQ215/216 and SQ224/225 will continue to use Airbus A330-300 (not changing to 777-200ER).

Thai Airways:

  • From 19JUN14 will reinstate Perth – Phuket service, operating three weekly as TG485/486 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
  • From 1 July 2014, to introduce the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner into service, with daily trips between Bangkok and Perth. The proposed Boeing 787 schedule is:
    • TG483 departs Bangkok at 23:59, arrives Perth at 07:45 / TG484 departs Perth at 09:15, arrives Bangkok at 15:15

Tigerair Singapore:

  • From 02FEB14 will reduce frequency from double-daily to 11x weekly. TR2714/2715 will not operate on Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday.

Tigerair Mandala (Indonesia) has cancelled its previous application for two daily slots using A320s on the Denpasar – Perth route from 4 July 2014. This is now NOT GOING AHEAD. The planned schedule was : 

  • From 4 July 2014: RI 630 / RI 631 DAILY  Arr 1330 Dep 1410
  • From 5 July 2014: RI 638 / RI 639 DAILY  Arr 0140 Dep 0220

 

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

4 thoughts on “Airline Schedule Changes 2014

  • January 31, 2014 at 11:19 am
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    Thanks for the info David, what are your thoughts on an Emirates A380 soon? Will they bring it in on the 1st of March as rumoured to increase capacity given one of the daily scheduled flights will be dropped for a few months? What about the Qatar 787? Any thoughts on when this may be starting?

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    • January 31, 2014 at 6:15 pm
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      Hi Scott,
      There has been no official confirmation from Emirates and nothing on their booking system to indicate any Perth A380 services this year. However, during 30 April to 19 July 2014, flights EK422/423 will not operate due to runway maintenance at Dubai International Airport. This means a reduction to two daily services, so there is the possibility that Emirates may use A380s on one of these, in order to maintain capacity. This is just conjecture though – we will have to wait for further announcements from the airline.
      Regarding Qatar using the Boeing 787 on Perth services, I have no idea when these will be starting. They have been using the larger 777-300ER on Perth services more often recently, so it may be unlikely that they will use the smaller 787s – it all depends on demand and availability of the 787s.
      Regards,
      David

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      • February 1, 2014 at 10:27 pm
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        Regarding QR 787. I would say no. If by the odd chance they announce 787 it will be on the back of a second daily service i would assume. The cargo both inbound and outbound I believe is too much for the 787 to handle.

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        • February 2, 2014 at 10:43 am
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          That’s great news for Qatar that the route is a success, I guess we will have to wait for October for the Air NZ 787-9.
          I live in Success where aircraft from the west (Emitates, Qatar, South African etc) fly directly overhead at 3000 feet when landing on Runway 03, they are so majestic and quiet gliding in, just can’t wait to have a daily A380 cruise by!

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