Monthly Archives: August 2013

Emirates B777-300ER A6-ECO (Diversion)

Emirates B777-300ER A6-ECO operating ‘EK408‘ from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne diverted to Adelaide this evening. The aircraft arrived at 23.50hrs after a short time on the ground the aircraft before departing at 01.10hrs continuing its trip to Melbourne

FAI Ambulance Challenger 604 D-AFAI (1st Visit)


(FAI Ambulance Challenger 604 D-AFAI parked at Adelaide Airport) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2013)

FAI Ambulance Challenger 604 D-AFAI arrived from Medan, Indonesia at 16.35hrs ‘IFA3540‘. The aircraft departed at 11.25hrs back to Medan, Indonesia as ‘IFA3540‘.

This is the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide. Adelaide has received a few other aircraft types from this company over the years.

Linfox Global Charter Pty Ltd. Global Express VH-LEP (1st Visit)


(Linfox Global Charter Pty Ltd. Global Express VH-LEP all parked up at Adelaide Airport) Photo by Tony H (Copyright 2013)

Linfox Global Charter Pty Ltd. Global Express VH-LEP arrived at 16.45hrs from Essendon. After overnighting in Adelaide, the aircraft departed at 14.40hrs to Orange, NSW.

This was VH-LEP’s 1st visit to Adelaide as a Global Express. The registration used to be on a Global 5000 which made 1 visit to Adelaide back in 2011.

Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-YIU (1st Visit)


(Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-YIU taxiing for departure on its 1st visit to Adelaide) Photo by Tony Haynes (Copyright 2013)

Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-YIU arrived ex. Melbourne at 09.00hrs as ‘VA213‘. The aircraft departed at 10.20hrs back to Melbourne as ‘VA214’.

This was YIU’s 1st visit to Adelaide since being delivered on 11/8/13.

Air North E170 VH-ANT (1st Visit)


(Air North E170 VH-ANT  taxiing to its bay at Adelaide Airport today) Photo by Tony Haynes (Copyright 2013)

Air North E170 VH-ANT arrived from Derby, WA at 12.45hrs as ‘ANO900‘, It departed to Melbourne at 14.00hrs using the same flight number.

This was the 1st visit of VH-ANT and an Air North E170 to Adelaide. This is the 1st visit of an Air North aircraft to Adelaide since they pulled out of the city in early 2000’s. Air North used to fly regional routes in South Australia using Embraer 120’s.

Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-YFR (1st Visit)


(Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-YFR taxiing to the bay after arriving from Sydney) Photo by Tony Haynes (Copyright 2013)

Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-YFR arrived at 11.15hrs from Sydney as ‘VA412‘. The aircraft departed back to Sydney at 12.05hrs as ‘VA417‘.

This is YFR’s 1st visit to Adelaide since being delivered 26/7/13. This is Virgin Australia’s 100th B737 to be delivered.

Malaysia Airlines A330-300 9M-MTM (1st Visit)

Malaysia Airlines A330-300 9M-MTM arrived ex. Kuala Lumpur at 07.00hrs as ‘MH139‘. The aircraft departed back to Kuala Lumpur as ‘MH136‘ at 09.00hrs.

This is MTM’s 1st visit to Adelaide since it was delivered to Malaysia Airlines on 1/8/13.

Qantas A380 VH-OQF diverts to Adelaide (1st Visit)

Qantas Airways A380-800 VH-OQF operating ‘QF10‘ Dubai-Melbourne diverted to Adelaide this morning. Arriving at 05.05hrs it departed to Melbourne at 07.15hrs.

This was OQF’s 1st visit to Adelaide. This is the  5th A380 to visit Adelaide, and the 4th Qantas A380 to visit.