Monthly Archives: December 2013

MAP Management and Planning CL604 OE-IMK (1st Visit)


(MAP Management and Planning CL604 OE-IMK parked up for its stay in Adelaide) Photo By Stefan P (Copyright 2013)

MAP Management and Planning CL604 OE-IMK arrived at 16.20hrs from Ayres Rock. The aircraft departed on 2/1/14 to Essendon at 11.45hrs.

OE-IMK returned to Adelaide on 9/1/14 where it arrived from Kingscote, Kangaroo Island at 21.40hrs and after a very quick reful departed at 23.00hrs to Jakarta-Halim Airport.

This is the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide. Also the final business jet to visit Adelaide for 2013, which rounds off another great year.

Jetstar Airways A320 VH-VFV (1st visit)


(Jetstar Airways A320 VH-VFV entering the terminal apron after arriving from Perth as JQ977) Photo By Stefan P (Copyright 2013)

Jetstar Airways A320 VH-VFV arrived ex. Perth as ‘JQ977’ at 16.00hrs. The aircraft departed to Melbourne at 17.00hrs as ‘JQ779’.

This was VFV’s 1st visit to Adelaide since it entered service on 24/12/13. The aircraft was delivered on 1/12/13.

Faclon 900EX N47EG makes a quick visit.


(Bank of America owned Falocn 900EX N47EG about to touch down on Rwy.23) Photo by Stefan P (copyright 2013)

Making a very quick visit this evening was Bank of America owned Falocn 900EX N47EG arrived from Ayres Rock at 20.15hrs and departed to Melbourne at 21.30hrs.

This was N47EG’s 1st visit to Adelaide, and is one the 1st visits to Adelaide for a Falcon 900EX to visit Adelaide as well.

Emirates B777-300ER A6-EGW (1st Visit)


(Emirates B777-300ER A6-EGW pulling into the bay as ‘EK440’) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2013)

Emirates B777-300ER A6-EGW arrived ex. Dubai at 20.50hrs as ‘EK440‘. The aircraft departed at 22.30hrs back to Dubai as ‘EK441‘.

This was EGW’s 1st visit to Adelaide. This aircraft is not a part of the usual block of Emirates B77W’s which are assigned to Adelaide

Malasyia Airlines increase flights to Adelaide & a 1st time A330 visitor….

After 2 years of absence, today saw the return of the Malaysia Airlines B777-200ER’s to Adelaide. The B777’s will be operating 1 flight (or the 8th flight) a week to Adelaide for 5 Satrudays.

9M-MRN had the honors of operating ‘MH137‘ arriving at 06.00hrs. The aircraft departed back to Kuala Lumpur as ‘MH136‘ at 10.00 hrs.


(Malaysia Airlines A330-300 9M-MTN taxiing for departure on its 2nd visit to Adelaide on 22/12/13) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2013)

Malaysia Airlines A330-300 9M-MTN arrived from Kuala Lumpur as ‘MH139‘ at 08.00hrs. The aircraft departed at 15.30hrs back to Kuala Lumpur as ‘MH138‘.

This is MTN’s 1st visit to Adelaide since it was delivered on 2/12/13.

Singapore Airlines A330-300 9V-STZ (1st Visit)

Singapore Airlines A330-300 9V-STZ arrived ex. Singapore as ‘SQ279’ at 09.15hrs. The aircraft departed back to Singapore at 12.00hrs.

This was the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide since it was delivered last Saturday.

Air Asia X A330-300 9M-XXN (1st Visit)


(Air Asia X A330-300 9M-XXN on final approach to Rwy.23 on a recent visit to Adelaide) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2014)

Air Asia X A330-300 9M-XXN arrived ex. Kuala Lumpur at 10.15hrs as ‘D7246‘. The aircraft departed at 11.45hrs back to Kuala Lumpur as ‘D7247‘.

This is XXN’;s 1st visit to Adelaide since it entered revenue service on 15/12/13. The aircraft was delivered to Air Asia on 14/12/13, prior to joining Air Asia X the aircraft belonged to Hong Kong Airlines ‘Drogonair’ where it carried the registration number B-HWK.

QantasLink DHC8-400 VH-LQM (1st Visit)

QantasLink DHC8-400 VH-LQM arrived from Melbourne at 16.10hrs as ‘QF2069‘. The aircraft will operate a couple of flights to Port Lincoln this afternoon. The 1st being at 17.15hrs as ‘QF2273’.  The aircraft will then departed at 11.00hrs the next day back to Melbourne as ‘QF2066‘.

This is LQL’s 1st visit to Adelaide since it was delivered almost 2 moths ago. 

Qantas B737-800 VH-XZK (1st Visit)

Qantas B737-800 VH-XZK arrived at 08.40hrs from Sydney as ‘QF735The aircraft departed at 09.40hrs back to Sydney as ‘QF738’.

This was XZK’s 1st visit since entered service on 11/12/13. The aircraft was delivered on 7/12/13 when it arrived from Boeing field via Honolulu and Nadi.

‘The Ashes’ cricket series brings Qantas Widebodies to Adelaide

Due to the ‘The Ashes’ cricket series currently happening in Australia Qantas threw on some extra wide bodies (2 of which were special visitors) to cater the demand of taking teams and supporters from Adelaide over to the Perth for the 3rd test.

Qantas B767-300ER VH-OGJ arrived ex. Brisbane at 11.30hrs as ‘QF661‘. The aircraft departed to Perth as ‘QF587‘ at 12.45hrs.

Qantas B767-300ER VH-OGR arrived ex. Sydney at 11.55hrs as ‘QF741’. The aircraft departed back to Sydney as ‘QF736‘ at 13.55hrs.

Qantas B767-300ER VH-OGG arrived ex. Melbourne at 12.45hrs as ‘QF683‘. The aircraft departed to Perth at 14.55hrs as ‘QF587‘ . OGG was a special visitor as it was the 1st time this aircraft has visited Adelaide since it had its ‘Disney Planes’ Decals added to it.

Qantas A330-200 VH-EBN arrived ex. Sydney at 13.10hrs as ‘QF581‘. The aircraft departed to Perth at 14.05hrs as ‘QF581‘. This flight is a daily scheduled Sydney-Perth flight, however due to the cricket, the airline decided to re-route the flought via Adelaide to pick up any excess supporters.

VH-EBN has only visited once prior to today. Its last visit was way back on 15/8/11 when it diverted into Adelaide whilst operating QF597 from Brisbane to Perth