Over the past few days there have been 2 Network Aviation Fokker 100’s visit Adelaide for reasons unknown.
(Network Aviation F100 VH-NHI taxiing to the bay after arriving from Sydney on 24/7/13) Photo by Tony Haynes (Copyright 2013)
Network Aviation F100 VH-NHI arrived from Perth, WA at 15.24hrs on 23/7/13. after a short stop it departed to Melbourne at 16.55hrs, then continued onto Sydney. The following day VH-NHI returned to Adelaide arriving from Sydney at 11.50hrs, and onto Perth at 12.35hrs.
Network Aviation F100 VH-NHQ arrived from Leonora, WA at 14.45hrs on 24/7/13, after a short stop it departed to Melbourne at 15.45hrs, then continued onto Sydney. The following day VH-NHQ returned to Adelaide arriving from Sydney at 11.50hrs, and onto Perth at 12.35hrs.
(Emirates B777-300ER A6-EBU and Qatar B777-300ER A7-BAA parked in amongst some Qantas and Virgin aircraft at Adelaide Airport) Photo by Stefan Perkas (Copyright 2013)
Qatar Airways B777-3DZ(ER) A7-BAA operating ‘QR30‘ from Doha, Qatar to Melbourne arrived into Adelaide at 20.35hrs. After a short time on the groud the aircraft continued to Melbourne, departing Adelaide at 22.05hrs.
This was the 1st Qatar Airways aircraft to visit Adelaide. This the 1st time there were 2 B777-300ER’s at the terminal building with the scheduled Emirates B777-300ER alos parked at the terminal.
(Qantas B737-800 VH-XZH touching down in Adelaide for the 1st time) Photo by Tony Haynes (Copyright 2013)
Qantas B737-838 VH-XZH arrived from Sydney at 09.05hrs as ‘QF735‘. It later departed back to Sydney as ‘QF738‘ at 10.00hrs.
This was XZH’s 1st visit to Adelaide. XZH arrived into Melbourne from Boeing Field via Honolulu and Nadi as ‘QF6024‘ on 10/7/13.
(Tigerair A320 VH-VNQ touching down for the 1st time in Adelaide) Photo by Tony Haynes (Copyright 2013)
Tigerair A320 VH-VNQ arrived from Melbourne as TT482 at 16.50hrs. The aircraft departed at 14.20hrs as TT483 back to Melbourne.
A string of bad weather throughout the day in Perth caused a few flights to divert to Adelaide.
(Emirates B777-300ER A6-EGF being towed to the layover area, where it would stay for most of the day.) Photo by Tony Haynes (Copyright 2013)
Emirates B777-300ER A6-EGF operating ‘EK424‘ from Dubai to Perth diverted to Adelaide this morning due to bad fog. The aircraft arrived in Adelaide at 03.40 as ‘EK424’, after a long layover in Adelaide A6-EGF departed back to Perth as ‘EK424D’ at 20.35hrs. This was EGF’S 1st visit to Adelaide in daylight hours, 2nd A6-EG* block to visit Adelaide in daylight and only its 9th visit to Adelaide since EK have been flying to Adelaide.
Qantas B767-300ER VH-OGI operating ‘QF767‘ from Brisbane to Perth diverted to Adelaide also due to fog in Perth. The aircraft arrived at 01.40hrs, VH-OGI continued its flight to Perth when it departed Adelaide at 14.50hrs as ‘QF767‘.
Jetstar Airways A320 VH-VGD operating ‘JQ980‘ from Brisbane to Perth diverted to Adelaide also due to fog in Perth. The aircraft initially diverted to Kalgoorlie arriving there at 23.55hrs. The aircraft departed Kalgoorlie for Adelaide as ”JQ980’ arriving at 06.15hrs. VH-VGD finally departed back to Perth as ‘JQ7302‘ at 22.15hrs.
Singapore Airlines B777-200ER 9V-SQJ operating ‘SQ213‘ from Singapore to Perth diverted to Adelaide this afternoon due to bad thunderstorms in Perth. The aircraft arrived at 16.30hrs, after what appeared to be a short fuel stop the aircraft continued to Perth departing at 17.55hrs as ‘SQ213’. This was SQJ’s 3rd visit to Adelaide, all of which have been diversions. The previous 2 visits were diversions from Melbourne.
Virgin Australia Regional F28-0100 VH-FSQ arrived at 15.50hrs from Derby, WA. The aircraft departed at 16.30hrs to Melbourne.
This was the 1st visit of VH-FSQ to Adelaide, as well as the 1st visit of a Virgin Australia painted Fokker 100 to Adelaide. In 2013 Virgin Australia took over Western Australia regional carrier Skywest.
Virgin Australia Regional F28-011 VH-FNJ arrived at 15.45hrs from Derby, Curtin . The aircraft departed at 17.40hrs to Melbourne. The aircraft is still painted in Skywest colours, however due to Virign Australia take over of Skywest, all of their flights now fall under then name of Virgin Australia Regional
Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-YFQ arrived from Sydney at 10.30hrs as ‘VA412‘. The aircraft departed at 11.30 back to Sydney as ‘VA417‘
This was YFQ’s 1st visit to Adelaide since the aircraft entered service on 1/7/13. VH-YFQ arrived into Brisbane on delivery from Boeing Field via Honolulu and Nadi on 20/6/13.
Australian Air Express B737-300BCF VH-XMB arrived from Perth at 09.05hrs as ‘QF7334‘. After unloading and refuelling the aircraft departed to Melbourne at 10.45hrs using the same flight number.
The Australian Air Express B737’s are not common visitors to Adelaide. Generally they visit when there is a,large item or copious amounts of freight to be picked up or dropped off in Adelaide. This is Adelaide’s on ly 2nd visit by one of these freighter in 2013.