Diversions

Sichuan Airlines A330-200 B-8468 diverts to Adelaide (1st Visit)

Sichuan Airlines A330-200 B-8468 operating ‘3U601’ from Chengdu-Melbourne diverted to Adelaide due to poor weather in the Victorian capital. The aircraft arrived at 16.55hrs, after a quick refuel in Adelaide the aircraft continued its to Melbourne departing Adelaide at 18.20hrs.

This was the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide, it was also the 1st visit of Sichaun Airlines to Adelaide. It is a very rare sight to have a mainland china airline divert to Adelaide whilst en-route to one of the eastern states.

Etihad Airways A380 A6-APC diverts to Adelaide (1st Visit)

Etihad Airways A380-861 A6-APC operating ‘EY460 Super‘ encountered unexpected head winds whilst en route from Abu Dhabi-Melbourne diverted to Adelaide arriving at 17.50hrs. After a quick refuel the aircraft continued its trip to Melbourne departing Adelaide at 19.15hrs.

This was the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide, it was the 1st Etihad A380 to visit Adelaide as well as the 1st Etihad aircraft in new livery to visit to Adelaide.

China Southern A330-300 B-5928 diverts to Adelaide (1st Visit)

China Southern A330-300 B-5928 operating ‘CZ321’ from Guangzhou to Melbourne diverted to Adelaide this morning due to a medical emergency on board. Arriving in Adelaide at 07.10hrs, the ill passenger was disembarked from the aircraft, the aircraft continued to Melbourne departing Adelaide at 09.10hrs.

This was the aircraft;s 1st visit to Adelaide. It was also only the 2nd visit of a Skyteam liveried aircraft to visit Adelaide, the 1 and only previous visit was also by China Southern when their B777-200ER B-2056 was charted to Adelaide back in 2013.

Air New Zealand B787-9 ZK-NZE diverts in

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(Air New Zealand B787-9 ZK-NZE touching down on Rwy.23) Photo by Tony Haynes (Copyright 2016)

Air New Zealand B787-9 ZK-NZE operating ‘NZ175’ from Auckland to Perth arrived into Adelaide at 13.15hrs due to an un-well passenger. After off loading the passenger and a quick refuel. The aircraft departed at 15.10hrs continuing its journey to Perth.

This was ZK-NZE’s 2nd visit to Adelaide. NZE made history as the 1st B787 to ever visit Adelaide back on 26/10/14

Emirates A380 A6-EDM diverts to Adelaide (1st Visit)

A6-EDM(Emirates A380 A6-EDM taxiing to the terminal after diverting to Adelaide)IMG_1446(Emirates A380 A6-EDM taxiing for departure after diverting to Adelaide) All photos by Stefan P (Copyright 2016)

Emirates A380 A6-EDM operating ‘EK406‘ from Dubai-Melbourne diverted to Adelaide due to Poor weather. The aircraft arrived at 07.45hrs and after refueling and waiting for the weather to clear the aircraft continued to Melbourne departing at 09.45hrs.

This was EDM’s 1st visit to Melbourne. This was the 3rd Emirates A380 to visit Adelaide with sister ships EDC and EEF both diverting.

Jetstar B787-8 VH-VKH diverts to Adelaide (1st visit)

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(Jetstar B787-8 VH-VKH lining up on Rwy. 23 ready for its short hop to Melbourne) Photo by Tony Haynes (Copyright 2016)

Jetstar B787-8 VH-VKH operating ‘JQ24‘ from Tokyo-Narita- Melbourne diverted to Adelaide this morning due to poor weather. The aircraft arrived at 00.10hrs, after resting in Adelaide for the weather to clear the aircraft departed to Melbourne at 11.25hrs as ‘JQ7991‘.

This was VKH’s 1st visit to Adelaide, it was also the 1st visit of a Jetstar B787 to Adelaide. This was the 4th B787 to ever visit Adelaide.

Etihad Airways B777-300ER A6-ETM diverts to Adelaide (1st Visit)

Etihad Airways B777-300ER A6-ETM operating ‘EY461’ from Melbourne to Abu Dhabi diverted to Adelaide this evening due to a medical emergency. After dumping fuel to the North of Adelaide the aircraft arrived at 01.06hrs.

After safely disembarking the ill passenger the aircraft continued its journey to Abu Dhabi departing at 04.10hrs.

This was the 1st visit of an Etihad B777 to visit Adelaide.

Double A380’s in Adelaide

A piece of history was witnessed in Adelaide this evening with not 1 but 2 A380’s paying Adelaide a visit due to bad weather in Melbourne.


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(Qantas A380 VH-OQD pulling into Bay 28R after diverting to Adelaide from Melbourne as ‘QF10’)

 

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(Qantas A380 VH-OQD on pushback from Bay 28R ready for its short flight back to Melbourne)

All Photos by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Qantas A380 VH-OQD operating ‘Qantas 10 Super’ from (London)- Dubai- Melbourne arrived into Adelaide at 21.25hrs. After refueling the aircraft departed back to Melbourne at 22.30hrs using the same flight number.

This was OQD’s 2nd visit to Adelaide in the space of 3 weeks, with the same aircraft diverting to Adelaide on 18/9/15 operating the same flight.

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(Emirates A380 A6-EEH tuning into the apron area after sitting by the end of the runway waiting for a bay)

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(Emirates A380 A6-EEH taxiing for departure bound for its short hop back to Melbourne)

All Photos by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

 

Emirates A380 A6-EEH operating ‘Emirates 407 Super’ from Auckland-Melbourne arrived into Adelaide at 21.40hrs. After sitting down the end of the runway for almost 1hr, the aircraft finally manged to get a bay and get refueled, ‘Emirates 407 Super‘ departed at 23.40hrs back to Melbourne.

This was EEH’s 1st visit to Adelaide, the 2nd Emirates A380 to visit Adelaide (A6-EDC visited back in 21/2/13), it was also the 1st A6-EE* block of aircraft in the Emirates fleet to visit Adelaide,

China Southern B787-8 B-2735 diverts to Adelaide

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(China Southern B787-8 B-2735 arriving on Rwy.23 after diverting to Adelaide due to bad weather in Perth)

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(China Southern B787-8 B-2735 taxiing to the bay after diverting to Adelaide whilst en-route Guangzhou-Perth)

All Photos by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

China Southern B787-8 B-2735 operating ‘CZ319‘ from Guangzhou- Perth arrived into Adelaide at 11.55hrs due to thick fog blanketing Perth. After spending a little bit of time in Adelaide and a quick refuel the aircraft departed back to Perth at 13.15hrs.

This was the 1st visit of B-2735 to Adelaide, it was alost the 2nd visit of B787-8 to Adelaide. However it was the 3rd visit by a B787 to Adelaide, the 1st was Air New Zealand B787-9 ZK-NZE back in November 2014 and 2nd was China Southern B787-8 B-2372 on 5/7/15.

Qantas A380 VH-OQD diverts to Adelaide

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(Qantas A380 VH-OQD pushing back from Gate 20R ready for its flight to Melbourne)

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(Qantas A380 VH-OQD on pushback with a fellow B737-800 parked on Bay 21)

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(Qantas A380 VH-OQD taxiing for departure bound for its flight to Melbourne)

Photos by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Qantas Airways A380 VH-OQD operating ‘QF10‘ from (London)-Dubai-Melbourne diverted to Adelaide this evening arriving at 19.25hrs due to a medical emergency. After the passenger was taken care of and removed from the aircraft as well as a quick refuel, the aircraft departed to Melbourne using the same callsign at 20.38hrs.

This was OQD’s 1st visit to Adelaide, it was also the 7th Qantas A380 to visit Adelaide.