(Hong Kong Jet A330-200 VP-CBE taxiing to the bay after arriving from Auckland) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2014)
Hong Kong Jet A330-200 VP-CBE arrived ex. Auckland at 10.40hrs using 'Victor Papa- Charlie Bravo Echo' as its callsign. The aircraft parked initially at bay 22 at the passenger terminal, before being towed around to bay 82 where it will presumably stay for the duration of its visit to Adelaide.
This is this aircraft's 1st visit to Adelaide, it is also the 1st visit of an A330 bizjet to visit Adelaide. This particular aircraft was originally built for Air Asia X to become 9M-XXI, however it waqs not taken up by the airline. It was then configured into a VIP aircraft and re-registered VP-CBE. This aircraft has been touring the region for the past 3 weeks. Originally arriving in Coolangatta from Manila on 7/12/14, the same evening it made the short hop to Brisbane Airport where it would stay until 14/12/14 when it would depart to Sydney. After spending a week in Sydney it departed to Auckland.