(Thomson Airways B757-200 G-OOBD all locked up at bay 101 for its stay in Adelaide) Photo By Stefan P (Copyright 2014)
Thomson Airways B757-200 G-OOBD arrived from Hobart at 10.42hrs as 'Thomson 962'. The aircraft is being used as a charter by world renowned tour operators 'TCS & Starquest Expeditions'. This charter has seen the aircraft route Los Angeles- Kona (Hawaii)- Pappette- Auckland- Hobart- Adelaide. It is expected its next stop after Adelaide will by Ayres Rock.
This was G-OOBD's 1st visit to Adelaide, it was is the 1st visit of a Thomson Airways aircraft to Adelaide. Thomson Airways was formally known as Britannia Airlines who did perform a number of charters to Adelaide during the late 1990's. With the arrival of G-OOBD into Adelaide, it takes Adelaide's B757 count to 14, which span over many different registrations. 2 of the more interesting ones in recent times were Uzbekistan Airways B757-200 VP-BUD in October 2008, and United States Air Force B757-200 99-003 in November 2012.