Monthly Archives: February 2012

First Spanish Globex for YPAD

Spanish Global Express EC-LEB, bringing in a billionaire Spanish fashion designer for a holiday on Kangaroo Island. Photo by Mike A.

Qantas reshuffles International flight

Qantas’s only international flight out of Adelaide be reshuffled to coincide with the airlines recent decision to stop its Mumbai-Singapore leg from May 4th 2012. Under the current schedule the aircraft  which goes up to Singapore as QF81 continues onto Mumbai and then goes back to Singapore and comes back to Adelaide as QF82.

Under the new schedule effective 5th May 2012…

QF81 ADL-SIN remains unchanged however the flights will orginate in Sydney and will not sit on ground all day on a Thursday or Staurday unlike the current schedule. QF82 SIN-ADL however will see a change in days of operations and will end in Sydney. The flights have gone back to a SYD-ADL-SIN-ADL-SYD roation.

New Schedule…

QF81 Dep SYD 1200 Arr ADL 1350 Dep ADL 1500 Arr SIN 2100 (will depart Adelaide
Tuesday’s Thursday’s and Saturday’s)

QF82 Dep SIN 2225 Arr ADL 0640+1 Dep ADL 0750 Arr SYD 1015 (Will arrive in to
Adelaide Wednesday’s, Friday’s and Sunday’s)

Unexpected Visitor

Gulfstream 5 SE-RDY arrived from Brisbane with SAAB employees onboard.

Bizjets 18/02/2012

Gulfstream 4 VH-DBT arrived early in the day and departed around lunchtime

Global Express G-SANL made it’s first visit today

Crown Casino Gulfstream 5 VH-CRQ also made a visit

Navy A109 N42-505 visits YPAD

Navy A109 N42-505 arrived at YPAD at around 3pm

Malaysia Airlines New A330-300 9M-MTF

Malaysia Airlines took delivery of its 5th A330-300 9M-MTF on 24/01/12.

It took a little while but 9M-MTF finally made its 1st visit to Addelaide on 9/2/12 operating MH139 arriving at 0815. It departed later that day at 14.30hrs as MH138.

Since then it has visited on 13/2 operating MH139/136 and on 16/2 operating MH139/138.

Malaysia Airlines operates 6 flights a week into Adelaide on Sunday’s, Monday’s, Tuesday’s, Thursday’s, Friday’s and Saturdays. All 6 flights arrive as MH139 at 8.15hrs. 3 departures are at 10.00hrs as MH136 (Sunday, Tuesday and Friday) and 3 departures are at 14.30hrs as MH138 (Monday, Thursday and Saturday).

Hi fly A340-300 visits Adelaide

Hifly owned A340-313X CS-TQM msn 117 arrived 13.25hrs ex: Darwin International Airport as flight ‘ASY013’

& departed at 14.25hrs to Sydney as same the flight number.

RAAF P3 Orion doing touch & goes at YPAD

A P3 Orion from Edinburgh did around 6 touch and goes at YPAD this afternoon while traffic was quiet.

Singapore Cargo B747-400BCF First Visit


Singapore Cargo today was operated by B747-400BCF 9V-SCB. This was its 1st visit to Adelaide. Under the new schedules the aircraft arrives at 1330, then overnights and departs at 1030 tomorrow morning.

Alliance B737-400 passes through Adelaide

A new addition to the Alliance Airlines fleet B737-400 ZK-JTQ, passed through Adelaide today for a short fuel stop. It arrived ex. Brisbane at 1035hrs as ‘Airwork 1’.


The aircraft is ex. Qantas VH-TJQ, then was trnasfered over to Jetconnect (Qantas New Zeland) as ZK-JTQ where it remained in service until it was retired from Qantas service on 15 November 2011 and ownership changed to Airwork (NZ) on 20 December. It was put into short term storage in Auckland and was then painted into Alliance colours.