Monday, December 30, 2013

MAP Management and Planning CL604 OE-IMK (1st Visit)

(MAP Management and Planning CL604 OE-IMK parked up for its stay in Adelaide) Photo By Stefan P (Copyright 2013)

MAP Management and Planning CL604 OE-IMK arrived at 16.20hrs from Ayres Rock. The aircraft departed on 2/1/14 to Essendon at 11.45hrs.

OE-IMK returned to Adelaide on 9/1/14 where it arrived from Kingscote, Kangaroo Island at 21.40hrs and after a very quick reful departed at 23.00hrs to Jakarta-Halim Airport.

This is the aircraft's 1st visit to Adelaide. Also the final business jet to visit Adelaide for 2013, which rounds off another great year.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Jetstar Airways A320 VH-VFV (1st visit)

(Jetstar Airways A320 VH-VFV entering the terminal apron after arriving from Perth as JQ977) Photo By Stefan P (Copyright 2013)


Jetstar Airways A320 VH-VFV arrived ex. Perth as 'JQ977' at 16.00hrs. The aircraft departed to Melbourne at 17.00hrs as 'JQ779'.

This was VFV's 1st visit to Adelaide since it entered service on 24/12/13. The aircraft was delivered on 1/12/13.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Faclon 900EX N47EG makes a quick visit.

(Bank of America owned Falocn 900EX N47EG about to touch down on Rwy.23) Photo by Stefan P (copyright 2013)

Making a very quick visit this evening was Bank of America owned Falocn 900EX N47EG arrived from Ayres Rock at 20.15hrs and departed to Melbourne at 21.30hrs. This was N47EG's 1st visit to Adelaide

Monday, December 23, 2013

Emirates B777-300ER A6-EGW (1st Visit)

(Emirates B777-300ER A6-EGW pulling into the bay as 'EK440') Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2013)

Emirates B777-300ER A6-EGW arrived ex. Dubai at 20.50hrs as 'EK440'. The aircraft departed at 22.30hrs back to Dubai as 'EK441'.

This was EGW's 1st visit to Adelaide. This aircraft is not a part of the usual block of Emirates B77W's which are assigned to Adelaide. 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Malaysia Airlines A330-300 9M-MTN (1st Visit)

(Malaysia Airlines A330-300 9M-MTN taxiing for departure on its 2nd visit to Adelaide on 22/12/13) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2013)

Malaysia Airlines A330-300 9M-MTN arrived from Kuala Lumpur as 'MH139' at 08.00hrs. The aircraft departed at 15.30hrs back to Kuala Lumpur as 'MH138'.

This is MTN's 1st visit to Adelaide since it was delivered on 2/12/13. 

Malaysia Airlines B777-200ER's return to Adelaide

After 2 years of absence, today saw the return of the Malaysia Airlines B777-200ER's to Adelaide. The B777's will be operating 1 flight (or the 8th flight) a week to Adelaide for 5 Satrudays.

9M-MRN had the honors of operating 'MH137' arriving at 06.00hrs. The aircraft departed back to Kuala Lumpur as 'MH136' at 10.00 hrs. 

Friday, December 20, 2013

Singapore Airlines A330-300 9V-STZ (1st Visit)

Singapore Airlines A330-300 9V-STZ arrived ex. Singapore as 'SQ279' at 09.15hrs. The aircraft departed back to Singapore at 12.00hrs.

This was the aircraft's 1st visit to Adelaide since it was delivered last Saturday. 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Air Asia X A330-300 9M-XXN (1st Visit)

Air Asia X A330-300 9M-XXN arrived ex. Kuala Lumpur at 10.15hrs as 'D7246'. The aircraft departed at 11.45hrs back to Kuala Lumpur as 'D7247'.

This is XXN';s 1st visit to Adelaide since it entered revenue service on 15/12/13. The aircraft was delivered to Air Asia on 14/12/13, prior to joining Air Asia X the aircraft belonged to Hong Kong Airlines 'Drogonair' where it carried the registration number B-HWK.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

QantasLink DHC8-400 VH-LQM (1st Visit)

QantasLink DHC8-400 VH-LQM arrived from Melbourne at 16.10hrs as 'QF2069'. The aircraft will operate a couple of flights to Port Lincoln this afternoon. The 1st being at 17.15hrs as 'QF2273'.  The aircraft will then departed at 11.00hrs the next day back to Melbourne as 'QF2066'.

This is LQL's 1st visit to Adelaide since it was delivered almost 2 moths ago. 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Qantas B737-800 VH-XZK (1st Visit)

Qantas B737-800 VH-XZK arrived at 08.40hrs from Sydney as 'QF735'. The aircraft departed at 09.40hrs back to Sydney as 'QF738'.

This was XZK's 1st visit since entered service on 11/12/13. The aircraft was delivered on 7/12/13 when it arrived from Boeing field via Honolulu and Nadi.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

'The Ashes' cricket series brings Qantas Widebodies to Adelaide

Due to the 'The Ashes' cricket series currently happening in Australia Qantas threw on some extra wide bodies (2 of which were special visitors) to cater the demand of taking teams and supporters from Adelaide over to the Perth for the 3rd test.

Qantas B767-300ER VH-OGJ arrived ex. Brisbane at 11.30hrs as 'QF661'. The aircraft departed to Perth as 'QF587' at 12.45hrs.

Qantas B767-300ER VH-OGR arrived ex. Sydney at 11.55hrs as 'QF741'. The aircraft departed back to Sydney as 'QF736' at 13.55hrs.

File Photo: (Qantas B767-300ER VH-OGG in its 'Planes' livery departing Sydney Airport) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2013)

Qantas B767-300ER VH-OGG arrived ex. Melbourne at 12.45hrs as 'QF683'. The aircraft departed to Perth at 14.55hrs as 'QF587' . OGG was a special visitor as it was the 1st time this aircraft has visited Adelaide since it had its 'Disney Planes' Decals added to it.

Qantas A330-200 VH-EBN arrived ex. Sydney at 13.10hrs as 'QF581'. The aircraft departed to Perth at 14.05hrs as 'QF581'. This flight is a daily scheduled Sydney-Perth flight, however due to the cricket, the airline decided to re-route the flought via Adelaide to pick up any excess supporters.

VH-EBN has only visited once prior to today. Its last visit was way back on 15/8/11 when it diverted into Adelaide whilst operating QF597 from Brisbane to Perth.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

QantasLink DHC8-400 VH-LQL (1st Visit)

QantasLink DHC8-400 VH-LQL arrived from Melbourne at 16.10hrs as 'QF2069'. The aircraft will operate a couple of flights to Port Lincoln this afternoon. The 1st being at 17.15hrs as 'QF2273'.  The aircraft will then depart at 11.00hrs tomorrow morning back to Melbourne as 'QF2066'.
This is LQL's 1st visit to Adelaide since it was delivered almost 2 moths ago. Sistership VH-LQM has also been delivered and in service, it should visited Adelaide in the non to distant future.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Singapore Airlines A330-300 9V-STY (1st visit)

Singapore Airlines A330-300 9V-STY arrived ex.Singapore at 09.10hrs as 'SQ279'. The aircraft departed back to Singapore at 12.10hrs as 'SQ278'.

This was STY's 1st delivered to Adelaide. The aircraft was delivered on 27/9/13 and entered service on 30/11/13. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Atlas Air (Qantas Freight) B747-48EF N419MC (1st Visit)

Making a very rare appearance into Adelaide today is Atlas Air Freight operated on behalf of Qantas Freight was B747-48EF N419MC arrived from Sydney as 'QF7581' at 07.55hrs. After picKing up a load of equipment and horses for the 'Cavalia' dancing show, the aircraft departed to Perth at 13.00hrs using the same flight number.

This was N419MC's 1st visit to Adelaide. This is the 3rd -400F of Atlas to visit Adelaide with N418MC, N412MC and N492MC visiting twice in 2012

Monday, November 25, 2013

Global 5000 N404NA (1st Visit)

(Wells Fargo Bank owned Global 5000 N404NA all parked up at Adelaide Airport on 26/11/13) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2013)

Wells Fargo Bank owned Global 5000 N404NA arrived from Essendon, Victoria at 17.55hrs. To be further updated....

This is the aircraft's 1st visit to Adelaide. 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Air Asia X A330-300 9M-XXC 1st Visit

(Air Asia X A330-300 9M-XXC arriving on Rwy.23 from Kuala Lumpur) Photo By. Stefan P (Copyright 2013)

Air Asia X A330-300 9M-XXC arrived at 09.25hrs from Kuala Lumpur as 'D7246'. It departed back to Kuala Lumpur at 11.10hrs as 'D7247'.

This was XXC's 1st visit to Adelaide. It now only leaves XXB, XAA & XXF to make their maiden appearances. 

Executive Jet Management Gulfstream 550 N918SM arrives (1st Visit)

(Executive Jet Management Gulfstream 550 N918SM soaking in the morning sun at Adelaide Airport) Photo By Stefan P (Copyright 2013)

Executive Jet Management Gulfstream 550 N918SM arrived from Singapore, Seletar Airport at 17.55hrs as  'EJM918'. To be further updated...

This is the aircraft's 1st visit to Adelaide. It also the 2nd Gulfstream 550 to visit Adelaide in under 24hours

Gulfstream 550 N310TK makes a quick 1st visit

Wells Fargo Bank owned Gulfstream 550 N310TK arrived at 12.55hrs from Sydney. After a quick re-fuel and layover the aircraft departed at 15.00hrs to Perth. This was the aircraft's 1st visit to Adelaide.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Air Asia X A330-300 9M-XXD (1st Visit)

Air Asia X A330-300 9M-XXD arrived at 09.50hrs from Kuala Lumpur as 'D7246'. It departed back to Kuala Lumpur at 11.15hrs as 'D7247'.

This was XXD's 1st visit to Adelaide. It now only leaves XXB, XAA & XXF to make their maiden appearances. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Execujet Australia Gulfstream 4 VH-TSL

(Execujet Australia Gulfstream 4 VH-TSL parked at Adelaide Airport) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2013)

Execujet Australia Gulfstream 4 VH-TSL arrived from Subang 21.10hrs. After staying 5 days the aircraft departed at 08.55hrs to Subang on 20/11/13.

This was TSL's 1st visit to Adelaide. The aircraft is believed to be based in Subang where it makes in frequent visit to Australia.

Qantas B737-800 VH-XZJ (1st Visit)

Qantas B737-800 VH-XZJ arrived at 14.30hrs as 'QF685' from Melbourne. It departed at 15.35hrs as 'QF690' back to Melbourne.

This was XZJ's 1st visit to Adelaide since being delivered on 11/11/13. VH-XZJ is painted up in an indigenous livery called 'Mendoowoorrji'.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Swiss Air Ambulance CL604 HB-JRA makes a visit

Swiss Air Ambulance CL604 HB-JRA arived as 'SAZ243' from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah, Subang, Malaysia at 16.05hrs. After a 2 night stay  the aircraft departed back to Subang at 08.15hrs as 'SAZ644'.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Jetstar Airways A320-232(SL) VH-VFT (1st Visit)

Jetstar Airways A320-232(SL) VH-VFT arrived ex. Melbourne at 21.20hrs as 'JQ778'. The aircraft departed back to Melbourne at 21.50hrs 'JQ769'.

This was VFT's 1st visit to Adelaide since it entered service earlier today. Adelaide had the honors of having the aircraft's 2nd and 3rd revenue service.

Air Asia X A330-300 9M-XXM (1st visit)

Air Asia X A330-300 9M-XXM arrived ex. Kuala Lumpur as 'D7246' at 09.20hrs. The aircraft departed back to Kuala Lumpur at 11.00hrs as 'D7247'. This aircraft is in an all white livery.

This was XXM's 1st visit to Adelaide, and the 7th 1st visitor Adelaide has received so far since Air Asia X has started flights. 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Air Asia X A330-300 9M-XXL (1st visit)

(Air Asia X A330-300 9M-XXL vacating Rwy.05 on its 1st visit to Adelaide) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2013)

Air Asia X A330-300 9M-XXL arrived ex. Kuala Lumpur as 'D7246' at 09.25hrs. The aircraft departed back to Kuala Lumpur at 10.55hrs as 'D7247'.

This was XXL's 1st visit to Adelaide, and the 6th 1st visitor Adelaide has received so far since Air Asia X has started flights.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Air Asia X A330-300 9M-XXJ (1st visit)

Air Asia X A330-300 9M-XXJ arrived ex. Kuala Lumpur as 'D7246' at 09.15hrs. The aircraft departed back to Kuala Lumpur at 11.05hrs as 'D7247'.

This was XXJ's 1st visit to Adelaide, and the 5th 1st visitor Adelaide has received so far since Air Asia X has started flights.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Air Asia X A330-300 9M-XXG (1st visit)

Air Asia X A330-300 9M-XXG arrived ex. Kuala Lumpur as 'D7246' at 09.15hrs. The aircraft departed back to Kuala Lumpur at 11.00hrs as 'D7247'.

This was XXG's 1st visit to Adelaide, and the 4th 1st visit Adelaide has received so far since Air Asia X has started flights.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Virgin Australia A330-200 VH-XFC diverts to Adelaide (1st Visit)

Virgin Australia A330-200 VH-XFC operating 'VA474' from Brisbane to Perth diverted to Adelaide this morning, arriving at 02.30hrs. The reason for the diversion was due to fog at Perth Airport.

After spending the day in Adelaide, VH-XFC departed at 21.45hrs to Perth as 'VA9903'.

This was XFC's 1st visit to Adelaide. This is the 4th Virgin A330-200 to visit Adelaide with XFA, XFB, XFC & XFD all making visits.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Air Asia X A330-300 9M-XXI (1st Visit)

Air Asia X A330-300 9M-XXI arrived ex. Kuala Lumpur as 'D7246' at 09.20hrs. The aircraft departed back to Kuala Lumpur at 11.00hrs as 'D7247'.

This was XXI's 1st visit to Adelaide, and the 3rd 1st visit Adelaide has received so far since Air Asia X has started flights.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Air Asia X A330-300 9M-XXK (1st Visit)

Air Asia X A330-300 9M-XXK arrived ex Kuala Lumpur at 10.35hrs as 'D7246'. The aircraft departed at 12.10hrs as 'D7247'.

This is XXK's 1st visit to Adelaide, the 2nd different one on D7246/247 so far plus it is the 6th Air Asia X A330-300 overall to visit Adelaide.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Air Asia X begin Adelaide flights today!!!

Malaysia based Low Cost Carrier Air Asia X began added Adelaide to its network, with their 4 x weekly services beginning today. From 23rd November 2013, services will increase to 5 services per week.

(Air Asia X 9M-XXH about touch down at Adelaide for the 1st time into Adelaide as 'D7246') Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2013)

(Air Asia X 9M-XXH Turning onto the holding point ready for its flight to Kuala Lumpur as 'D7247') Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2013)

A330-300 9M-XXH operated the inaugural service. The aircraft arrived from Kuala Lumpur at 09.45hrs as 'D7246' under the callsign 'Xanadu 246'. After completing the inaugural formalities, media conferences etc. 9M-XXH departed at 11.40hrs to Kuala Lumpur as 'Xanadu 247' under the flight number 'D7247'

This was XXH's 1st visit to Adelaide. Since Air Asia X has flown to Australia, Adelaide has seen 4 different aircraft visit as diversion due to either medical emergencies or poor weather at their destination.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Jetgo AustraliaE135 VH-JTG makes a quick visit (1st visit)

Jetgo Australia E135 VH-JTG arrived from Kingscote at 14.45hrs as 'JG99'. After a quick fuel stop the aircraft departed to Sydney using the same flight number.

The aircraft was being used as a charter aircraft to carry passengers who were apart of the Bill Peach Journery 12 day Great Southern Aircruise 2013.

This was Jetgo Australia's 1st visit to Adelaide, it was also JTG's 1st visit to Adelaide.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Global Jet Luxembourg Global Express P4-VVF Arrives (1st Visit)

(Global Jet Luxembourg Global Express P4-VVF taxiing to its bay after arriving from Ayres Rock) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2013)

Global Jet Luxembourg Global Express P4-VVF arrived on Rwy.05 from Ayres Rock at 12.45hrs.

Edit: After night stopping in Adelaide, P4-VVF departed at 10.20hrs on 28/10/13 to Bangkok, Don Mueng Airport

This is the aircraft's 1st visit to Adelaide. It is also the 1st visit of an Aruba registered aircraft to Adelaide.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Gulfstream 550 N818LF makes a visit (1st Visit)

Wells Fargo Bank Gulfstream 550 N818LF c/n 5311 arrived at 12.15hrs from Sydney. After overnighting the aircraft departed to Temora, NSW at 09.20hrs.

This was N818LF's 1st visit to Adelaide. Based on the destination of this aircraft, it may have replaced N36GV which used to frequent Temora a lot. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Qantas B747-438 VH-OJT diverts to Adelaide

Qantas B747-438 VH-OJT operating 'QF6' en-route Singapore-Sydney diverted to Adelaide, arriving at 09.00hrs. After refueling in Adelaide the aircraft depart at 10.20hrs to continue its journey to Sydney. This is believed to be VH-OJT's 1st visit to Adelaide.

The reason for the diversion was due to large amount smoke form bush fires in New South Wales reduced visibility at Sydney Airport.


Saturday, October 19, 2013

Safair C130 ZS-RSC makes a visit

(Safair C130 ZS-RSC taxiing to the bay after arriving from Cocos Island) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2013)

Safair C130 Hercules ZS-RSC arrived at 19.00hrs from Cocos Island as 'Safair 530'.  The aircraft departed Adelaide at 10.20hrs on 20/10/13.

The aircraft has visited Adelaide before. Its last visit was just over a year to the day on 17/10/12 when it arrived from Cocos Island and then continued onto Christchurch the following. It is expected that this the same routing will occur again this year.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

TwinJet Aircraft A319 G-NMAK arrives (1st visit)

TwinJet Aircraft A319-133 G-NMAK arrived from Nadi at 15.45hrs as 'TWJ1'. To be further updated....

This is the aircraft's 1st visit to Adelaide. The A319CJ is a very rare aircraft to visit Adelaide, also a rare sight is a G-registered aircraft which have been very few and far between over the years. 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Virgin Australia Regional Airlines F028-100 VH-FNJ makes a visit (1st visit in Virgin Australia colours)

Virgin Australia Regional Airlines F028-100 VH-FNJ arrived into Adelaide this afternoon at 1705 from Melbourne as 'VA9541'. It departed at 1755 as 'VA9542' back to Melbourne. It came back later tonight arriving at 2055 from Melbourne as 'VA9543' and departing at 2135 back to Melbourne as 'VA9544'.

This is FNJ's 1st visit to Adelaide in Virgin Australia colours. It only completed its re-paint late last Saturday.

Qantas B737-800 VH-XZI (1st Visit)

Qantas B737-838(W) VH-XZI arrived ex. Melbourne at 10.50hrs as 'QF679'. The aircraft departed at 11.40hrs as 'QF682'.

This was XZI's 1st visit to Adelaide since it entered service on 9/10/13.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Gulfstream 550 B-KGP arrives... (1st Visit)

(Gulfstream 550 B-KGP taxiing to its parking bay after arriving from Tianjin) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2013)

Privately owned Gulfstream 550 B-KGP arrived ex. Tianjin, China at 13.05hrs.  After spending 2 days in Adelaide, the aircraft departed on 8/10/12 at 12.15hrs direct to Hog Kong.

This was B-KGP's 1st visit to Adelaide and took the number of foreign registered bizjets to visit Adelaide to 3 in the space of 4 days.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Jetstar A320 VH-VFQ (1st Visit)

(Jetstar Airways A320-232(SL) VH-VFQ taxiing to the bay after arriving as 'JQ977' from Perth on its 2nd visit) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2013)

Jetstar Airways A320-232(SL) VH-VFQ arrived ex. Melbourne at 22.00hrs as 'JQ778'. The aircraft departed back to Melbourne at 22.30hrs 'JQ769'.

This was VFQ's 1st visit to Adelaide since it entered revenue service earlier in the day. 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Cathay Pacific A330-300 B-LBC (1st Visit)

Cathay Pacific A330-300 B-LBC arrived ex. Hong Kong at 09.45hrs as 'CX105'. The aircraft departed to Melbourne as 'CX104' at 11.10hrs.

This is LBC's 1st visit ever to Adelaide since it entered revenue service with Cathay Pacific way back on 26/8/13.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

SAAB Gulfstream 550 SE-RKL arrives (1st visit)

Saab owned Gulfstream 550 SE-RKL arrived into Adelaide this evening from Jakarta-Halim Airport at 18.35hrs.

This is the aircraft's 1st visit to Adelaide. The aircraft frame itself is no stranger to Australian shores, in its previous life the aircraft was registered as ZK-KFB. This aircraft only made 2 visits to Adelaide in its previous life.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Jetstar A320 VH-VFP (1st Visit)

Jetstar Airways A320 VH-VFP  arrived ex. Melbourne at 10.35hrs as 'JQ776'. The aircraft departed to Perth at 11.15hrs as 'JQ974'.

This was VFP's 1st visit to Adelaide. It was also the aircraft's 1st revenue service with Jetstar since it was delivered 2 weeks ago.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Fokkers and more bombard Adelaide Airport

Due to the Fremantle Dockers playing in the 2013 AFL grand Final on September 28,  over the course of the week  there was a bombardment of regional aircraft fro Western Australia fly over to Melbourne carrying loyal fans to the big game.

On September 29th all the chartered aircraft made their way from Melbourne back to Perth with a large amount of the aircraft stopping into Adelaide for a refuel...

Alliance Airlines F28-0100 VH-FKF arrived ex. Essendon at 08.40hrs as 'QQ557'. After a quick refuel the aircraft departed to Perth at 09.55hrs under the same flight number.

Alliance Airlines F28-0100 VH-FKJ arrived ex. Essendon at 11.00hrs as 'QQ561'. After a quick refuel the aircraft departed to Perth at 11.45hrs under the same flight number.

Network Aviation F28-0100 VH-NHJ arrived ex. Essendon at 12.30hrs'. After a quick refuel the aircraft departed to Kalgoorlie at 13.25hrs.

Virgin Australia Regional Airlines F02-0100 VH-FNT arrived ex. Melbourne, Tullamarine at 13.20hrs as 'VA9950'. After a quick refuel the aircraft departed to Perth at 14.10hrs under the same flight number.

Virgin Australia Regional Airlines F02-0100 VH-FSQ arrived ex. Melbourne, Tullamarine at 13.30hrs as 'VA9948'. After a quick refuel the aircraft departed to Perth at 14.55hrs under the same flight number.

Virgin Australia Regional Airlines F02-0100 VH-FNR arrived ex. Melbourne, Tullamarine at 15.25hrs as 'VA9964'. After a quick refuel the aircraft departed to Perth at 16.20hrs under the same flight number.

Cobham Aviation RJ100 VH-NJH arrived ex. Essendon at 12.40hrs as 'NC5521'. The aircraft departed at 13.40hrs to Kalgoorlie using the same flight number.

Cobham Aviation Bae146-300 VH-NJN arrived ex. Essendon at 13.20hrs as 'NC5523'. The aircraft departed at 14.20hrs to Kalgoorlie using the same flight number.

Cobham Aviation Bae146-200 VH-NJG arrived ex. Essendon at 13.45hrs as 'NC5525'. The aircraft departed at 14.40hrs to Kalgoorlie using the same flight number.

In addition to the 6 F100's to pass through Adelaide on Sunday. A 7th made a visit with Virgin Australia Regional Airlines F028-0100 VH-FZO arrived ex. Melbourne as 'VA398' at 20.30hrs. The aircraft then continued to Perth under the same flight number at 21.10hrs.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Revesco Pty Ltd Gulfstream 4 VH-TXS makes a visit

(Revesco Pty Ltd Gulfstream 4 VH-TXS taxiing for departure on 26/9/13) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2013)

Revesco Pty Ltd Gulfstream 4 VH-TXS arrived from Perth at 21.30hrs on 25/9/13 and departed back to Perth at 23.25hrs.

On 26/9/13 the aircraft returned again from Perth arriving at 17.15hrs and departed at 18.30hrs back across the NMullabor

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sutherland Aviation Gulfstream 4 VH-WXK (1st Visit)

(Sutherland Aviation Gulfstream 4 VH-WXK all locked up for the day at Adelaide Airport) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2013)

Sutherland Aviation Gulfstream 4 VH-WXK arrived from Brisbane at 17.30hrs. After night stopping the aircraft departed to Perth at 22.20hrs. This was WXK's 1st visit to Adelaide

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Regional Express Saab 340B VH-ZXS (1st Visit)

Regional Express Saab 340B VH-ZXS arrived ex. Mount Gambier at 08.25hrs as 'ZL4612', it the departed back to Mt. Gambier at 09.05hrs as 'ZL4617'. The aircraft the returned back to Adelaide and operated flights to Port Lincoln and Ceduna.

This is ZXS's 1st visit to Adelaide. The aircraft still wears its former Happy Air (Nok Mini) livery where it spent sometime back in 2011.

Singapore Airlines A330-300 9V-STW (1st visit)

Singapore Airlines A330-300 9V-STW arrived ex. Singapore as 'SQ279' at 08.25hrs. It departed to Singapore at 10.50hrs as 'SQ278'.

This was STW's 1st visit to Adelaide since it was delivered on Saturday 14/9/13. This was also the aircraft's 1st visit to Australia.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Qantas A380 VH-OQA diverts to Adelaide

Qantas A380-800 VH-OQA operating 'QF10' From Dubai to Melbourne arrived into Adelaide at 04.30hrs. The aircraft departed to Melbourne at 06.25hrs.

This was OQA's 1st visit to Adelaide since 17th October 2008 when it completed its final training flights prior to it entering service with the airline.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Gulfstream 150 N150GD (1st Visit)

Wells Fargo Bank Gulfstream 150 N150GD arrived at 12.25hrs and after a short turn around departed at 13.00hrs.

This was the aircraft's 1st visit to Adelaide.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Emirates B777-200LR A6-EWD (1st Visit)

(Emirates B777-200LR A6-EWD pulling into the bay as EK440) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2013)

Emirates B777-200LR A6-EWD arrived ex. Dubai at 20.05hrs as 'EK440'. The aircraft departed to Dubai at 22.10hrs as 'EK441'. This service is usually operated by a B777-300ER.

This is EWD's 1st visit to Adelaide. It is also the 1st scheduled B777-200LR to visit Adelaide, the last and only B777-200LR to visit Adelaide was a diversion when Emirates B777-200LR A6-EWE diverted to Adelaide in 2011 due to fog in Perth.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Raytheon Premier 1 N7088S arrives (1st visit)

(Raytheon Premier 1 N7088S parked at Adelaide Airport) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2013)

Bankstown based Raytheon Premier 1 N7088S arrived ex. Mackay, QLD at 10.40hrs. This is its 1st visit to Adelaide.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-YIV (1st Visit)

Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-YIV arrived ex. Sydney at 17.40hrs as 'VA428'. The aircraft departed back to Sydney at 18.30hrs as 'VA437'.

This was YIV's 1st visit to Adelaide since it was delivered to Australia on 22/8/13.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Cathay Pacific A330-300 B-LBB (1st Visit)

 (Cathay Pacific Airways A330-300 B-LBB taxiing for departure as CX104 to Melbourne) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2013)

Cathay Pacific Airways A330-300 B-LBB arrived at 09.45hrs ex. Hong Kong as 'CX105'. The aircraft departed at 11.15hrs to Melbourne as 'CX104'.

(A close up of B-LBB's '1000th A330' titles) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2013)

This was LBB's 1st visit to Adelaide. B-LBB is the 1000th Airbus A330 produced, there is small titles on the aircraft noting that milestone (as seen in the photo above). 

Emirates B777-300ER A6-ECO (Diversion)

Emirates B777-300ER A6-ECO operating 'EK408' from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne diverted to Adelaide this evening. The aircraft arrived at 23.50hrs after a short time on the ground the aircraft before departing at 01.10hrs continuing its trip to Melbourne

Friday, August 30, 2013

FAI Ambulance Challenger 604 D-AFAI (1st Visit)


(FAI Ambulance Challenger 604 D-AFAI parked at Adelaide Airport) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2013)

FAI Ambulance Challenger 604 D-AFAI arrived from Medan, Indonesia at 16.35hrs 'IFA3540'. The aircraft departed at 11.25hrs back to Medan, Indonesia as 'IFA3540'.

This is the aircraft's 1st visit to Adelaide. These aircraft tend to make a visit once a year, they are used as a medivac flights. 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Linfox Global Charter Pty Ltd. Global Express VH-LEP (1st Visit)

(Linfox Global Charter Pty Ltd. Global Express VH-LEP all parked up at Adelaide Airport) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2013)

Linfox Global Charter Pty Ltd. Global Express VH-LEP arrived at 16.45hrs from Essendon. After overnighting in Adelaide, the aircraft departed at 14.40hrs to Orange, NSW.

This was VH-LEP's 1st visit to Adelaide as a Global Express. The registration used to be on a Global 5000 which made 1 visit to Adelaide back in 2011.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-YIU (1st Visit)

Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-YIU arrived from Melbourne at 09.05hrs as 'VA213'. The aircraft departed back to Melbourne at 10.15hrs as 'VA214'.

This was YIU's 1st visit to Adelaide since it arrived into Brisbane on delivery from Boeing Field on 11/8/13.


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Air North E170 VH-ANT (1st Visit)

Air North E170 VH-ANT arrived from Derby, WA at 12.45hrs as 'ANO900', It departed to Melbourne at 14.00hrs using the same flight number.

This was the 1st visit of VH-ANT and an Air North E170 to Adelaide. This is the 1st visit of an Air North aircraft to Adelaide since they pulled out of the city in early 2000's. Air North used to fly regional routes in South Australia using Embraer 120's.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-YFR (1st Visit)

Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-YFR arrived at 11.15hrs from Sydney as 'VA412'. The aircraft departed back to Sydney at 12.05hrs as 'VA417'.

This is YFR's 1st visit to Adelaide since being delivered 26/7/13. This is Virgin Australia's 100th B737 to be delivered.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Malaysia Airlines A330-300 9M-MTM (1st Visit)

Malaysia Airlines A330-300 9M-MTM arrived ex. Kuala Lumpur at 07.00hrs as 'MH139'. The aircraft departed back to Kuala Lumpur as 'MH136' at 09.00hrs.

This is MTM's 1st visit to Adelaide since it was delivered to Malaysia Airlines on 1/8/13. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Network Aviation Fokker 100's pass through Adelaide

Over the past few days there have been 2 Network Aviation Fokker 100's visit Adelaide for reasons unknown.

Network Aviation F100 VH-NHI arrived from Perth, WA at 15.24hrs on 23/7/13. after a short stop it departed to Melbourne at 16.55hrs, then continued onto Sydney. The following day VH-NHI returned to Adelaide arriving from Sydney at 11.50hrs, and onto Perth at 12.35hrs.

Network Aviation F100 VH-NHQ arrived from Leonora, WA at 14.45hrs on 24/7/13, after a short stop it departed to Melbourne at 15.45hrs, then continued onto Sydney. The following day VH-NHQ returned to Adelaide arriving from Sydney at 11.50hrs, and onto Perth at 12.35hrs. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Qatar Airways B777-3DZ (ER) A7-BAA diverts to Adelaide (1st Visit)


(Emirates B777-300ER A6-EBU and Qatar B777-300ER A7-BAA parked side by side Adelaide Airport) Photo by Stefan Perkas (Copyright 2013)


(Qatar Airways B777-300ER A7-BAA on pushback ready for its continuation flight down to Melbourne) Photo by Stefan Perkas (Copyright 2013)

Qatar Airways B777-3DZ(ER) A7-BAA en-route Doha-Melbourne as 'QR30' diverted into Adelaide this evening, due to the reason of a medical emergency. The aircraft arrived
into Adelaide at 20.35hrs, and continued its trip down to Melbourne, departing at 22.05hrs.

This was a historic event for Adelaide Airport. This was the 1st Qatar Airways aircraft to visit Adelaide, as well as it was the 1st time 2 B777-300ER's parked side by side at the main terminal whne Qatar parked next the scheduled EK440/441 operated by A6-EBU.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Qantas B737-800 VH-XZH (1st Visit)

Qantas B737-838 VH-XZH arrived from Sydney at 09.05hrs as 'QF735'. It later departed back to Sydney as 'QF738' at 10.00hrs.

This was XZH's 1st visit to Adelaide. XZH arrived into Melbourne from Boeing Field via Honolulu and Nadi as 'QF6024' on 10/7/13.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

TigerAir A320 VH-VNQ (1st Visit) with new titles

(Tigerair A320 VH-VNQ touches down in Adelaide for the 1st time with its new titles) Photo by Tony Haynes (Copyright 2013)

Tigerair A320 VH-VNQ arrived from Melbourne as TT482 at 16.50hrs. The aircraft departed at 14.20hrs as TT483 back to Melbourne.

This is the 1st visit of a Tigerair titled aircraft to visit Adelaide. Tigerair is the new name for the former Tiger Airways. The name change occurred on 3/7/13, more information regarding the name change can be found here. http://www.news.com.au/travel/news/airline-war-heats-up-as-tiger-airways-ditches-logo-changes-name-to-tigerair/story-e6frfq80-1226673504751

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Bad weather in Perth causes Diversions to Adelaide

Emirates B777-300ER A6-EGF operating 'EK424' from  Dubai to Perth diverted to Adelaide this morning due to bad fog. The aircraft arrived in Adelaide at 03.40 as 'EK424', after a long layover in Adelaide A6-EGF departed back to Perth as 'EK424D' at 20.35hrs. This was EGF'S 1st visit to Adelaide in daylight hours, 2nd A6-EG* block to visit Adelaide in daylight and only its 9th visit to Adelaide since EK have been flying to Adelaide.

Qantas B767-300ER VH-OGI operating 'QF767' from Brisbane to Perth diverted to Adelaide also due to fog in Perth. The aircraft arrived at 01.40hrs, VH-OGI continued its flight to Perth when it departed Adelaide at 14.50hrs as 'QF767'.

Jetstar Airways A320 VH-VGD operating 'JQ980' from Brisbane to Perth diverted to Adelaide also due to fog in Perth. The  aircraft initially diverted to Kalgoorlie arriving there at 23.55hrs. The aircraft departed Kalgoorlie for Adelaide as ''JQ980' arriving at 06.15hrs. VH-VGD finally departed back to Perth as  'JQ7302' at 22.15hrs.

Singapore Airlines B777-200ER 9V-SQJ operating 'SQ213' from Singapore to Perth diverted to Adelaide this afternoon due to bad thunderstorms in Perth. The aircraft arrived at 16.30hrs, after what appeared to be a short fuel stop the aircraft continued to Perth departing at 17.55hrs as 'SQ213'. This was SQJ's 3rd visit to Adelaide, all of which have been diversions. The previous 2 visits were diversions from Melbourne.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Virgin Australia Regional F100 VH-FSQ (1st visit)

(Virgin Australia Regional F100 VH-FSQ taking off on a gloomy day in Adelaide bound for Melbourne.) Photo by Stefan Perkas (Copyright 2013)

Virgin Australia Regional F28-0100 VH-FSQ arrived from Derby, RAAF Curtin Base at 15.50hrs. After a short stop it departed to Melbourne at 16.30hrs.

This was the 1st visit of VH-FSQ to Adelaide, as well as the 1st visit of a Virgin Australia painted Fokker 100 to Adelaide. In 2013 Virgin Australia took over Western Australia regional carrier Skywest. At this stage only 1x A320, F100 and 2x F50's are painted up in Virgin Australia livery. Over time the rest of the Skywest aircraft will be re-painted.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Palmer United Global Express M-ATAR makes a visit

(Palmer United Glabal Express M-ATAR parked at Adelaide Airport) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2013)

Avwest owned (operated by Palmer United Party) Global Express M-ATAR arrived from Melbourne at 12.00hrs. After spending the afternoon in Adelaide, the aircraft departed at 21.30hrs to Coolangatta.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-YFQ (1st Visit)

Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-YFQ arrived from Sydney at 10.30hrs as 'VA412'. The aircraft departed at 11.30 back to Sydney as 'VA417'.

This was VH-YFQ's 1st visit to Adelaide since the aircraft entered service on 1/7/13. YFQ arrived in Australia on 20/6/13 from Boeing Field via Honolulu and Nadi.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Australian Air Express B737-338BCF VH-XMB

Australian Air Express B737-300BCF VH-XMB arrived from Perth at 09.05hrs as 'QF7334'. After unloading and refuelling the aircraft departed to Melbourne at 10.45hrs using the same flight number.

The Australian Air Express B737's are not common visitors to Adelaide. The may visit once or twice a year. Adelaide had 3 Bae146-300F's based in Adelaide which are used by Australian Air Express for the nightly freight runs.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Singapore Airlines A330-300 9V-STV (1st Visit)

Singapore Airlines A330-300 9V-STV arrived from Singapore at 07.50hrs as 'SQ279'. The aircraft departed at 10.55hrs as 'SQ278'.

This was the aircraft's 1st visit to Adelaide, it was also its1st visit to Australia since being delivered to the airline 21/6/13

Alliance Fokker 70 VH-JFB (1st Visit)

Alliance Airlines F28-070 VH-JFB arrived into Adelaide at 16.00hrs from Prominent Hill as 'QQ4549'. After a quick re-fuel the aircraft continued to Essendon at 17.00hrs using the same flight number
This was VH-JFB's 1st visit to Adelaide. VH-JFB is the most recent addition to the Alliance Airlines fleet,  the aircraft also sprots a hybrid livery. With the standard Alliance airline tail, the fueselage of the aircraft sports thing blue cheat, lines which represent the aircraft's former owners (Fords) scheme.

Monday, June 24, 2013

VistaJet Global Express 9H-VJA (1st Visit)

Making a very quick visit this evening was VistaJet owned Global Express 9H-VJA. The aircraft arrived from Sydney at 21.40hrs as 'VJT741',  before departing at 22.55 hours to Hong  Kong using the same flight number.

This is the 1st visit by this aircraft to Adelaide. This was the 2nd visit of a Vistajet owned aircraft to Adelaide aswell as the 2nd visit of a Maltese registed aircraft to Adelaide. The other 9H- aircraft to visit Adelaide was Comlux Aviation A318 9H-0AFL which was used by rock Band ACDC. 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Jetstar Airways A320-200 VH-VFO (1st Visit)

Jetstar Airways A320-200 VH-VFO arrived ex. Sydney at 13.35 as 'JQ766', before departing at 14.30hrs back to Sydney as 'JQ767'.

This was VFO's 1st visit to Adelaide since entering service on 21/6/13. This is also the 2nd A320 aircraft to visit Adelaide wearing the new sharklets. 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-YFP (1st Visit)

Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-YFP arrived ex, Melbourne at 09.15hrs as 'VA215'. The aircraft departed at 11.30hrs to Sydney as 'VA417'.

This was VH-YFP's 1st visit to Adelaide since entering service on Wednesday 19/6/13.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Singapore Airlines Cargo B747-412F 9V-SFO makes a visit

Singapore Cargo B747-412F 9V-SFO arrived from Auckland at 11.25hrs as 'SQ7291'. The aircraft departed Adelaide at 14.25hrs bound for Singapore using the same flight number 'SQ7291'.

This was 9V-SFO's 1st visit to Adelaide in quite sometime. Singapore Cargo have recently been a common sight into Adelaide, with flights operating fortnightly routing Auckland-Adelaide-Singapore.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Alliance F70 VH-QQR (1st Visit)

(Alliance F70 VH-QQR parked at Bay 27 after its arrival from Essendon) Photo by Tony Hyanes (Copyright 2013)

Alliance Airlines F28-0070 VH-QQR made a quick visit to Adelaide for refueling. Arriving from Prominent Hill at 16.40hrs as 'QQ4549' before departing at 17.25hrs to Essendon. VH-QQR returned back to Adelaide this morning en-route Essendon-Prominent Hill as 'QQ4540'. Arriving at 10.27hrs, the aircraft departed at 11.36hrs.

This was QQR's 1st visit to Adelaide. This is only the 3rd ever F70 to visit Adelaide, with fellow Alliance F70's VH-QQX and VH-QQY the only other visitors

Virgin Australia A330-200 VH-XFA diverts to Adelaide

Virgin Australia A330-200 VH-XFA operating 'VA564' en-route Perth-Sydney diverted to Adelaide this evening, arriving at 21.20hrs. The aircraft overnighted in Adelaide and departed to Sydney at 10.45hrs as 'VA9501'.

The reason for the diversion was due to bad weather in Sydney would enable the aircraft to be put in a holding pattern, due to Sydney having a curfew beginning at 23.00hrs, the aircraft felt it would not make it in by the curfew.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Qantas B737-838 VH-XZG (1st Visit)

Qantas B737-838 VH-XZG arrived from Sydney as 'QF759 'at 16.21hrs. The aircraft departed to Perth as 'QF595' at 17.30hrs.

This was XZG's 1st visit to Adelaide, this was its 2nd revenue service since it entered service earlier today 11/6/13. VH-XZG was delivered to Qantas on 7/6/13 arriving into Melbourne from Bowing field via Honolulu-Nadi and Sydney. This is Qantas's 101st B737 and 251st Boeing aircraft.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Crown Casino Gulftsream 4 VH-CGF visits again

(Crown Casino Gulfstream 4 VH-CGF taxiing to the parking spot) Photo by Stefan Perkas (Copyright 2013)

Making its 2nd visit in 3 days was Crown Casino Gulfstream 4 VH-CGF. The aircraft arrived from Melbourne at 14.05hrs, after a short stop it departed back to Melbourne at 14.45hrs.

Fog in Perth and Sydney brings diversions to Adelaide

Fog at both Perth and Sydney airports led to Adelaide reeiving some diversions early this morning...

Emirates B777-300ER A6-ECE operating 'EK424' Dubai-Perth arrived at 03.17hrs. The aircraft is still on the ground in Adelaide.

(Qantas A330-200 VH-EBM taking off bound for Perth as QF7191) Photo by Stefan Perkas Copyright 2013.

Qantas A330-200 VH-EBM operating 'QF653' Melbourne to Perth arrived at 03.42hrs. This aircraft initally diverted to Kalgoorlie, before trying to get into Perth, it failed its attempt and came to Adelaide. The aircraft is still on the ground in Adelaide

Jetstar A320 VH-VQI operating 'JQ980' Brisbane to Perth arrived at 04.42hrs from Kalgoorlie. Like VH-EBM this flight initially diverted to Kalgorrlie, however instead of going to Perth, it flew Kalgoorlie-Adelaide. The aircraft is still on the ground in Adelaide

Qantas A330-300 VH-QPG operatng 'QF24' Bangkok to Sydney arrived at 06.00hrs. The aircraft contined its journey to Sdney, departing at 07.10hrs

Friday, June 7, 2013

Crown Casino Gulftsream 4 VH-CGF makes a visit

Crown Casino Gulfstream 4 VH-CGF arrived from Melbourne at 12.15hrs. After a short stop it departed back to Melbourne at 14.15hrs. 

This was VH-CGF's 1st visit to Adelaide in daylight hours and only its 2nd visit to Adelaide. Its only visit to Adelaide was back on 27th May 2009.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Falcon 20 VH-PNY (1st visit)


(Falcon 20 VH-PNY parked at Adelaide Airport just after arrival) Photo by Tony Haynes (Copyright 2013)

Business Air Solutions Falcon 20 VH-PNY arrived at 19.55hrs from Darwin.

This was PNY's 1st visit to Adelaide. This aircraft usually resides at Bansktown Airport, NSW.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Falcon 900 N900KJ arrives

Kendall Jackson Wine Estates Pty Ltd. Falcon 900 N900KJ arrived at 17.25hrs from Nadi. The aircraft began its flight to Adelaide from Schulz- Sonoma Airport, Santa Rosa- California to Honolulu, Hawaii then onto Nadi.

This is the 2nd visit by this aircraft to Adelaide. Its 1st visit was back on 5/3/12.

Virgin Australia B737-8FE VH-YFN (1st Visit)

(Virgin Australia B737-8FE VH-YFN taxiing to the terminal on gloomy day in Adelaide) Photo by Stefan Perkas (Copyright 2013)

Virgin Australia B737-8FE VH-YFN arrived at 10.15hrs from Melbourne as 'VA215'. It departed to Sydney as 'VA417' at 11.40hrs.

This was YFN's 1st visit to Adelaide since being delivered on 16/5/13. 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Singapore Cargo B747-412F 9V-SFM visits Adelaide

Singapore Airlines Cargo B747-412F 9V-SFM arrived from Melbourne as 'SQC7289' at 19.52hrs. It departed as 'SQC7289' to Singapore at 21.42hrs.

This was 9V-SFM's 2nd visit for the month of May, it visited on 10/5/13 routing Auckland-Adelaide-Singapore..

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Hifly A340-300 CS-TQM makes a visit

 (Hifly A340-300 CS-TQM turning off Rwy.05 after arriving from Sydney) Photo by Tony Haynes (Copyright 2013)

Hifly A340-300 CS-TQM operated by ADA Gold arrived from Sydney at 14.18hrs as 'ASY22'. It then departed at 15.15 to Darwin using the same callsign.

This is CS-TQM's 2nd visit in a week. It arrived last Tuesday 21/5/13 at 1700 and departing at 1800, the origion and destination were the same as today's flight.

Qantas A330-300 VH-QPI diverts to Adelaide

(Qantas A330-300 VH-QPI departing Adelaide bound for Sydney as QF24) Photo by Tony Haynes (Copyright 2013)


Due to heavy fog at Sydney Airport this morning, Adelaide received one diversion.

Qantas A330-300 VH-QPI operating QF24 en route Bangkok Sydney arrived at 06.48hrs. After refueling and waiting for the weather to clear the aircraft continued to Sydney as QF24 departing at 08.15hrs.

Thi is the 1st Qantas A330-300 to visit Adelaide since Qantas ceased their thrice weekly Sydney-Adelaide-Singapore-Adelaide-Sydney service on April 15th 2013.


Monday, May 27, 2013

Virgin Australia Regional A320 VH-FNP makes a visit

Virgin Australia Regional A320-200 VH-FNP arrived from Port Headland at 19.33hrs, after a quick refuel and de-boarding the aircraft departed to Perth at 20.52hrs.

Although this aircraft is now operated by Virgin Australia the aircraft still wears its former operator Skywest's livery. In April 2013 Virgin Australia gained approval to takeover and re-brand Skywest airlines based in WA. They have slowly started this process with 2x F50's & 1 F100 have been re-painted from Skywest to Virgin Australia.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Falcon 7X VH-MQK (1st Visit)

(MKAIR Pty Ltd Falcon 7X VH-MQK taxiing to the bay) Photo By Tony Haynes,  (Copyright 2013)

MKAIR Pty Ltd. owned Falcon 7X VH-MQK arrived at 14.16hrs. The aircraft departed at 16.55hrs.

This was VH-MQK's 1st visit to Adelaide as a Falcon 7X, also it was the 3rd Falcon 7X to ever visit Adelaide. 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Qantas B737-838 VH-XZF (1st Visit)

(Qantas B737-838 VH-XZF on push back ready for its departure to Alice Springs QF723) Photo by Stefan Perkas (Copyright 2013)

Qantas B737-838 VH-XZF arrived ex. Sydney at 20.10hrs as 'QF743'. After night stopping in Adelaide, the aircraft departed to Alice Springs at 10.10hrs as 'QF723'.

This is VH-XZF's 1st visit to Adelaide. The aircraft was delivered to Qantas on 12/5/13 when it arrived into Melbourne from Boeing Field via Honolulu and Nadi.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Alliance Airlines Fokker 70 VH-QQX makes a quick visit

Alliance Airlines F28-0070 VH-QQX made a quick visit to Adelaide for refueling. Arriving from Essendon at 14.59hrs as 'QQ5849', it departed at 15.37hrs to Telfar, WA using the same flight number.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Singapore Cargo B747-412F 9V-SFM visits Adelaide

(Singapore Airlines Cargo B747-412F 9V-SFM, 'SQC7291' rolling through on Rwy.05) Photo by Tony Haynes (Copyright 2013)

Singapore Airlines Cargo B747-412F 9V-SFM arrived from Auckland as 'SQC7291' at 11.04hrs. It departed as 'SQC7291' to Singapore at 13.39hrs.

Adelaide is not known for its Cargo movements, up until April 2012 Singapore Cargo used to service Adelaide once a week routing Singapore-Sydney-Adelaide-Singapore. Prior to that Singapore Cargo varied its frequency and days it operated to Adelaide.

 This was the 1st visit of a Singapore Cargo aircraft since 24/5/12 when 9V-SFD operated a once off charter as SQC7124 Singapore-Sydney-Adelaide-Singapore. 

Friday, May 3, 2013

Cathay Pacific A330-300 B-LBA (1st Visit)

(Cathay Pacific A330-300 B-LBA rolling through on Rwy.05 from Hong Kong as CX105) Photo by Tony Haynes (Copyright 2013)

Cathay Pacific A330-300 B-LBA arrived ex. Hong Kong at 09.50hrs as 'CX105'. It departed at 11.20hrs to Melbourne as 'CX104'.

This is LBA's 1st visit to Adelaide and to Australia since being delivered to Cathay Pacific. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Pilatus PC-12 HB-FRT (1st Visit)

(PC-12 HB-FRT taxiing to the General Aviaiton Terminal) Photo By Tony Haynes (Copyright 2013)

Pilatus PC-12 HB-FRT arrived from Ayres Rock at 14.00hrs, the aircraft flew Darin-Ayres Rock on 30/4/13. This was the aircraft's 1st visit to Adelaide. It is unclear at this stage as to the purpose of the aircra'ts visit to Adelaide. It is unclear at this stage whether it is a delivery flight to a local operator, on a demonstration tour or the operator is on a well earned holiday touring Australia.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Jetstar Airways A321 VH-VWX (1st Visit)

Jetstar Airways A321-231 VH-VWX arrived from Melbourne at 21.35hrs as 'JQ778'. The aircraft departed to Darwin as 'JQ670' at 22.40hrs.

This was VH-VWX's 1st visit to Adelaide, which leaves only VH-VWU as the only A321 in the Jetstar fleet not have visited Adelaide.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Global 5000 N755RA arrives

(Asia Aviation Co. owned Global 5000 N755RA parked at Adelaide Airport on 30/4/13) Photo by Tony Haynes (Copyright 2013)

Asia Aviation Co. owned Global 5000 N755RA arrived from Singapore, Changi at 19.35hrs. The aircraft departed for Melbourne, Tullamarine at 20.30hrs.

The aircraft has visited Adelaide before. The last visit by this aircraft was between February 28th 2013 and March 1st 2013.

Jetstar Airways A320 VH-VFN (1st Visit)

(Jetstar Airways A320-232W VH-VFN on pushback ready for its departure to Sydney) Photo by Tony Haynes (Copyright 2013)

Jetstar Airways A320-200(W) arrived from Sydney at 07.42hrs as 'JQ762'. The aircraft departed at  08.37hrs back to Sydney as 'JQ761'.

This was VFN's 1st visit to Adelaide since being delivered on 7/4/13. This was also the 1st visit of a Sharklet fitted aircraft to visit Adelaide.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Citation 550 VH-CCJ makes a visit

(CCJ Pty Ltd. Citation 550 VH-CCJ parked at Adelaide on 28/4/13) Photo by Stefan Perkas (Copyright 2013)

CCJ Pty, Ltd owned Cessna 550 VH-CCJ arrived from Brisbane at 12.35hrs on 26/4/13. After a 2 day stay it departed back to Brisbane today 28/4/13 at 11.20hrs.

It is understood that this was only VH-CCJ's 2nd visit to Adelaide. The 1st visit was way back in 2008.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Qantas B737-800 VH-XZE (1st Visit)

(Qantas B737-838 VH-XZE taxiing to the Bay after arriving from Darwin as QF757) Photo by Tony Haynes (Copyright 2013)


Qantas B737-838 VH-XZE arrived ex. Melbourne as 07.48hrs as 'QF671'. The aircraft then departed to Darwin as 'QF754' at 08.44hrs. VH-XZE returned back from Darwin at 16.54hrs as 'QF757', before departing to Brisbane at 18.05hrs.

VH-XZE arrived into Australia on delivery to Qantas on 21/4/13 routing Boeing Field-Honolulu-Nadi-Melbourne. Today's QF671 service was XZE's 1st visit to Adelaide as well as its 1st revenue service .

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Malaysia Airlines A330-300 9M-MTL

(Malaysia Airlines A330-300 9M-MTL being towed to Bay 18 after layover on Bay 80) Photo by Stefan Perkas

Malaysia Airlines A330-300 9M-MTL arrived from Kuala Lumpur as 'MH139' at 06.58hrs and departed back to Kuala Lumpur at 14.43hrs as 'MH138'.

This was 9M-MTL's 2nd visit to Adelaide overall with its 1st visit being on Sunday 21/4/13, when it arrived in some miserable conditions.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Singapore Airlines A330-300 9V-STU (1st Visit)



(Singapore Airlines A330-300 9V-STU rolling through on Rwy.05 as SQ277) Photo by Stefan Perkas (Copyright 2013)

Singapore Airlines A330-300 9V-STU arrived ex. Singapore at 16.57hrs as 'SQ277'. It departed back to Singapore at 18.16hrs as' SQ276'.

This is 9V-STU's 1st visit to Adelaide since it was delivered to Singapore Airlines on 9/4/13. 

Saturday, April 13, 2013

QF81/82 Says goodbye to Adelaide for the last time

Qantas announced that they would cease their 3x weekly QF81/82 Sydney-Adelaide-Singapore-Adelaide-Sydney service, and make the route a daily Sydney-Singapore-Sydney service. Today , marked a very historic event at Adelaide Airport with the last Qantas International flight departing Adelaide for Singapore  This service marks the end of 31 years of Qantas International flights between Adelaide-Singapore, with the 1st flight way back in November 1982 operated by B747-200B VH-EBF 'City of Adelaide'. Over the years this route has been operated by 747-200B, 747-300's, 747-400, 767-200 , 300's and A330-200's and -300's and the routing has changed many times over the years, for the past 10+ years the routing has been Sydney-Adelaide-Singapore, there was a short time that it routed Melbourne-Adelaide-Singapore.


(Qantas A330-300 VH-QPC. QF81 crossing the runway threshold for the last time.) Photo by Stefan Perkas (Copyright 2013)

(Qantas A330-300 VH-QPC. Taxiing for departure as QF81 for the last time) Photo by Stefan Perkas (Copyright 2013)
Today's flight was given to Qantas A330-300 VH-QPC arrived from Sydney at 13.53hrs as 'QF81'. The aircraft later departed to Singapore for the last time as 'QF81' at 15.10hrs. The aircraft is scheduled then to return to Adelaide tomorrow morning 14/4/13 arriving as QF82 from Singapore, before continuing onto Sydney.