Monthly Archives: December 2011

Global Express VH-ICV in town for Summadayze Festival

Global Express VH-ICV arrived from Sydney at 0940. It brought in Snoop Dogg and entourage to Adelaide for the Summadayze Festival on New Years Eve. This aircraft was only registered in Australia on 30 July 2011.

VH-ICV departed at 1730 bound for Sydney. (as can be seen in photo above)


One year ago today…

Today marks one year since Adelaide witnessed its second IL96 visit within a 6 month Period.

On 30/12/10  Polet Airlines Il-96-400T RA-96103 arrived as POT9697 from Melbourne.

It then departed the next morning 31/12/10 using the same flight number bound for Hong Kong at 0930.

The  Il-96-400T was no stranger to Adelaide in 2010, after RA-96103’s sister RA-96102 made a trip down to Adelaide on 2/7/ 2010 from Colombo, Sri Lanka as ‘POT9690’. It departed the next day bound for Hong Kong.

Jetstar A320 VH-VGA in revised titles

Jetstars A320 VH-VGA  at Adelaide on the 29th Dec 2011

Cathay Cargo 747-467F at YPAD 28/11/12

Cathay Cargo 747-467F B-HUH arriving and departing in perfect light on Dec 28 2011

Timetable released for new Singapore airlines services

Further to the post on this blog on December 20th regariding Singapore Airlines increase to 10 flights a week to Adelaide, tonight the airlines has released the schedule for the 3 new services.

SQ277 Dep SIN 0730 Arr ADL 1550

SQ276 Dep ADL 1705 Arr SIN 2300

(Days of operation: Monday, Thursday and Saturday)

The current Daily flight will remain as:
SQ279 Dep SIN 2350 Arr ADL 0810+1

SQ278 Dep ADL 1140 Arr SIN 1735

All 10 services will be operated by the airlines A330-300 fleet (as seen in photo above).

Bizjets, December 27 2011


Cessna 680 VH-VPL

Phenom 100 VH-PNM

SQ 777 still in old colours in today.

9V-SQC on its first visit to Adelaide departs on the SQ276 service to Singapore.

Still in the old colour scheme.


Boxing Day Visitor at YPAD

A nice visitor to YPAD on boxing day 2011. Malaysian based Challenger 605, 9M-ATM of Hornbill Skyways. 6 months ago this registration belonged to a Citation 750.

Air Australia & Tiger Airways diversions

Adelaide received 2 A320 diversions this evening due to bad weather in Melbourne.

The 1st diversion was by Air Australia (previously Strategic Airlines) VH-YQC operating flight ‘VC576′ enroure Brisbane to Melbourne. This aircraft arrived at 1800.

This is both Air Australia’s and VH-YQC’s 1st visit to Adelaide. YQC is one of two aircraft in the fleet to wear the airlines new livery after previously wearing the Strategic livery.

Th 2nd diversion was by Tiger Airways A320 VH-VNP which also enroute to Melbourne from Brisbane as ‘TT345‘. Th aircraft arrived at 1830.

This was Adelaide’s 1st visit by a Tiger Airways aircraft into since the airline was grounded earlier in 2011.


New Jetstar A320

New Jetstar A320 VH-VGA made its 1st visit to Adelaide on 25/12/11. It arrived as JQ776 from Melbourne at 1125, it then departed at 1205 back to Melbourne as JQ779.

VH-VGA sports the new black titles across the fuselage.