Monthly Archives: September 2014

Qantas A330-300 VH-QPA diverts to Adelaide (1st Visit in new Livery)

Qantas Airways A330-300 VH-QPA operating ‘QF30‘ from Hong Kong-Melbourne diverted to Adelaide, arriving at 0715hrs. The aircraft continued to Melbourne, departing Adelaide at 09.20hrs.

This was QPA’s 1st visit into Adelaide since being re-painted into the new Qantas Livery. Qantas A330-300’s are very rare into Adelaide these days since the airline pulled its thrice weekly Adelaide-Singapore service back in 2012.

Gulfstream 550 N310TK makes a quick visit

Alltech Inc Gulfstream 550 N310TK arrived at 12.00hrs from Auckland. The aircraft night stopped in Adelaide, before departing the next morning at 07.35hrs to Melbourne. The aircraft arrived later in the day, before night stopping again and departing on Thursday morning.

 This is the aircraft’s 2nd visit to Adelaide, its one and only previous visit was back on 24/11/12 where it made a quick 2 hour stopover between Sydney and Perth.

Air Asia X A330-300 9M-XXT ‘Xcintilating Phoenix’ (1st Visit)


(Air Asia X A330-300 9M-XXT arriving on Rwy.05 as ‘D7246’ from Kuala Lumpur on its 1st visit to Adelaide) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2014)

 Air Asia X A330-300 9M-XXT arrived ex. Kuala Lumpur at 08.06hrs operating ‘D7246‘. The aircraft departed back to Kuala Lumpur at 10.10hrs operating ‘D7247‘.

This was XXT’s 1st visit to Adelaide since the aircraft entered service on 16/8/14.

Abelag Aviation Falcon 7X OO-LMG makes a visit (1st Visit)

Abelag Aviation Falcon 7X OO-LMG arrived from Sydney at 16.20hrs as ‘AAB11‘. The aircraft then departed to Melbourne at 22.35hrs using the same flight number.

This was the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide,and the 1st Belgium registered aircraft to visit Adelaide in a couple of years

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

Qantas B737-800 VH-XZN arrived ex. Sydney at 16.45hrs operating ‘QF761‘. The aircraft departed back to Sydney at 17.30hrs as ‘QF766‘.

 This was XZN’s 1st visit to Adelaide, it was also its 2nd and 3rd revenue flights. It entered service earlier in the day operating QF511 from Brisbane to Sydney. It was delivered on 4/9/14.