Monthly Archives: January 2013

Emirates B777-300ER A6-ECR (1st visit)

Emirates B777-300ER A6-ECR arrived as ‘EK440’ from Dubai at 20.47hrs, completing its 11hrs 52min flight. The aircraft departed as ‘EK441’ at 22.48hrs on its 13hrs 3min flight  to Dubai.

REX SAAB 340 VH-ZJS (1st visit)

 (Regional Express SAAB 340 VH-ZJS taxiing tot he REX Hanger after arriving from Wagga Wagga as ZJ9924) Photo by Tony Haynes (Copyright 2013)

 Regional Express SAAB 340 VH-ZJS arrived into Adelaode at 1505hrs from Wagga Wagga as ‘ZL9924‘. The aircraft will be based in Adelaide and will be used on regular Regional Express Services across the state.

The aircraft is wears the livery of its former lessor Nok Air in Thailand. The aircraft was delivered to REX in 2006 as VH-JRX.  In 2009 the aircraft was leased to Nok Air (Happy Air) and re-registered as HS-IPI, in 2011 it was returned to Regional Express still painted in the Nok Air (Happy Air) livery and it was re-registered VH-ZJS.

Emirates B777-300ER delayed

(Emirates B777-300ER A6-ECU lining up on Runway 23 bound for Dubai as a delayed EK441) Photo by Tony Haynes (Copyright 2013)

 Emirates B777-300ER A6-ECU arrived from Dubai at 06.21hrs as a delayed ‘EK440’ last night 24/1/13. The aircraft later departed back to Dubai at 08.15hrs as ‘EK441‘.

the reason for the delay was due to bad fog at Dubai Airport which meant the aircraft would not have made it into Adelaide before the 23.00hrs curfew.

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

(Cathay Pacific A330-300 B-LAX pulling into Bay16 after arriving from Hong Kong as CX105) Photo by Tony Haynes (Copyright 2013)

Cathay Pacific A330-300 B-LAX arrived from Hong Kong as ‘CX105′ at 10.50hrs. It the departed at 12.25hrs as ‘CX104‘ to Melbourne. This was its 1st visit to Adelaide.

B-LAX was delivered to Cathay Pacific on 07/12/12. It has taken the aircraft 6 weeks to visit Adelaide, the last destination in Australia this aircraft has to visit.

Qantas B747-438ER VH-OEF departs Adelaide

Qantas B747-438ER VH-OEF which has been visiting Adelaide for the past 2 days departed early this morning at 06.37hrs to Sydney as ‘QF6103‘. VH-OEF arrived into Adelaide on Saturday 19/1/13 as QF6163, it then departed the following morning for its 12 hour trip to take in the sights of Antarctica, before overnight and departing as scheduled to Sydney this morning.

Qantas B747-438ER VH-OEF arrives back from Antarctica

Qantas B747-438ER VH-OEF arrived back into Adelaide evening at 19.36hrs as ‘QF2905‘ completing its Antarctic scenic flight, with a total flight time of 12hrs 36min round trip. VH-OEF departed Adelaide earlier this morning at 07.00hrs bound for Antarctica.

Emirates B777-300ER A6-ECA (1st visit)


(Emirates B777-300ER A6-ECA on final appraoch to Runway 23 right on last sunlight for the day) Photo by Tony Haynes (Copyright 2013)

Emirates B777-300ER A6-ECA arrived as ‘EK440’ from Dubai at 20.44hrs, completing its 11hrs 55min flight. The aircraft departed as ‘EK441’ at 22.50hrs on its 12hrs 57mins flight  to Dubai.

Qantas B747-438ER VH-OEF departs for Antarctica

(Qantas B747-438ER VH-OEF taxiing for departure with the new Control Tower in the background) Photo by Tony Haynes (Copyright 2013)

(Qantas B747-438ER VH-OEF rotating off Runway 05 bound its scenic flight over AntarcticaPhoto by Tony Haynes (Copyright 2013)

Qantas B747-438ER VH-OEF departed Adelaide Airport this morning at 07.01hrs off Runway 05 as ‘QF2905‘ bound for a 1 day scenic flight over Antarctica.  VH-OEF ferried over to Adelaide yesterday afternoon from Sydney as QF6163. The aircraft overnighted at Adeaide Airports terminal before departing to Antarctica.

This is the 1st Antartic flight that Adelaide has had since 2004 when fellow B747-438ER VH-OEE operated the flight. For most of the 1990’s and early 2000’s this charter occurred on a yearly basis.

Qantas B747-438ER VH-OEF arrives in Adelaide (1st Visit)

(Qantas B747-438ER VH-OEF touching down on Runway 23 as QF6163 from SydneyPhoto by Stefan Perkas (Copyright 2013)

(Qantas B747-438ER VH-OEF taxiing to the gate after arriving from Sydney as QF6163) Photo by Stefan Perkas (Copyright 2013)

Qantas B747-438ER VH-OEF arrivied into Adelaide this afternoon from Sydney at 16.40hrs as ‘QF6163‘. This is OEF’s 1st visit to Adelaide and the 1st B747-400ER to visit Adelaide in a number of years. It is only the 2nd visit of a ‘One World’ declaed aircraft to visit Adelaide as well. The other aircraft was by fellow memeber Cathay Pacific when its A330-300 B-HLU wearing the same decls operated CX105/104 back in January 2010.

Vh-OEF will overnight in Adelaide, before departing at 0630 tomorrow morning for a sceninc flight of Antactica.

Airwork B737-300 ZK-SLA departs

(Airwork NZ B737-377 ZK-SLA all locked up and ready for departure to Darwin)

Airwork NZ B737-377 ZK-SLA departed Adelaide at 09.50hrs to Darwin as ‘RON904’ using the callsign ‘Air Nauru 904’ . The aircraft arrived the previous evening as ‘RON915’ from Derby, WA.