(Thomson Airways B757-200 G-OOBD all locked up at bay 101 for its stay in Adelaide) Photo By Stefan P (Copyright 2014)
Thomson Airways B757-200 G-OOBD arrived from Hobart at 10.42hrs as ‘Thomson 962‘. The aircraft is being used as a charter by world renowned tour operators ‘TCS & Starquest Expeditions’. This charter has seen the aircraft route Los Angeles- Kona (Hawaii)- Pappette- Auckland- Hobart- Adelaide. It is expected its next stop after Adelaide will by Ayres Rock.
This was G-OOBD’s 1st visit to Adelaide, it was is the 1st visit of a Thomson Airways aircraft to Adelaide. Thomson Airways was formally known as Britannia Airlines who did perform a number of charters to Adelaide during the late 1990’s. With the arrival of G-OOBD into Adelaide, it takes Adelaide’s B757 count to 14, which span over many different registrations. 2 of the more interesting ones in recent times were Uzbekistan Airways B757-200 VP-BUD in October 2008, and United States Air Force B757-200 99-003 in November 2012.
Linfox Express Charter operated Challenger 604 VH-LEFarrived from Essendon Airport at 08.35hrs. The aircraft then departed to Sydney at 14.35hrs.
This was LEF’s 1st visit to Adelaide as a Challenger 604. This registratin was previously worn on A Challenger 850.
JPC Falcon owned Falcon 7X N577CF arrived from Sydney at 08.55hrs. The aircraft later departed back to Sydney at 16.35hrs.
This was the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide. It was only the 4th ever Falcon 7X to visit Adelaide as well.
Emirates B777-200LR A6-EWC arrived ex. Dubai at 20.35hrs as ‘EK440‘. The aircraft departed to Dubai at 22.20hrs as ‘EK441’. This service is usually operated by a B777-300ER.
This is EWC’s 1st visit to Adelaide. It is also the 3rd different B777-200LR to visit Adelaide, Previous visit were by A6-EWD which has operated EL440/441 twice and A6-EWE whichdiverted to Adelaide in 2011 due to fog in Perth.
Cessna Citation 680 N510WD arrived from Hamilton, Victoria at 09.15hrs. The aircraft departed Adelaide at 11.25hrs for a short demonstration flight, arriving back into Adelaide at 12.25. After a quick re-fuel the aircraft departed to Perth at 13.55hrs
Singapore Airlines A330-300 9V-SSA arrived from Singapore at 09.10hrs as ‘SQ279‘. The aircraft departed back to Singapore at 11.40hrs as ‘SQ278‘.
This was SSA’s 1st Visit to Adelaide since it was delivered way back on 17/1/14.