Jet Aviation Business Jets, Ltd. Gulfstream 650 VP-CKB (1st visit & 1st G650 to visit Adelaide)


(Jet Aviation Business Jets, Ltd. Gulfstream 650 VP-CKB shortly after its arrival into Adelaide) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Jet Aviation Business Jets, Ltd. Gulfstream 650 VP-CKB arrived from Coolangatta at 20.50hrs. The aircraft night stopped in Adelaide before departing at 17.30hrs departing to the North of Australia.

This aircraft put itself into Adelaide Airport history, being the 1st Gulfstream 650 to ever visit Adelaide.

Challenger 350 N501BZ makes a quick visit (1st visit)

IMG_7826(Challenger 350 Demonstrator N501BZ taxiing for departure at Adelaide Airport) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Challenger 350 Demonstrator N501BZ arrived at 14.30hrs from Essendon. The aircraft departed to Mount Gambier at 180.30hrs.

This was the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide. It was also the 1st visit of a Challenger 350 to Adelaide.

Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-VUO (1st re-visit to Adelaide)


(Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-VUO  taxiing tot he bay after arriving as ‘VA402′) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-VUO arrived ex. Sydney at 08.00hrs operating ‘VA402′. The aircraft departed back to Sydney at 09.05hrs as ‘Va413′.

This is VUO’s 1st visit to Adelaide in Virgin Australia livery. This aircraft last visited Adelaide in 2008 when it was delivered to Virgin Blue wearing Pacific Blue livery. It was then transferred to Pacific Blue in New Zealand and flew as ZK-PBM. On 5/2/15 the aircraft was transferred back onto the Australian register and has begun domestic operations with Virgin Australia.

Cessna Citation 680 N338TM makes a visit (1st visit)

Cessna Citation 680 N338TM arrived ex. Sydney at 13.40hrs. The aircraft overnighted in Adelaide before departing back to Sydney at 15.05hrs.

This is the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide.

Qantas B747-400ER VH-OEH (1st Visit)



(Qantas B747-400ER VH-OEH on pushback bound for Sydney as ‘QF6106′) Photos by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Qantas B747-400ER VH-OEH arrived ex.Sydney at 21.35hrs as ‘QF6105‘. The aircraft overnighted in Adelaide, before departing the following morning at 06.30hrs as ‘QF2903′ bound for a 13 hour scenic flight over Antarctica. The aircraft arrived back into Adelaide at 19.40hrs using the same flight number. The aircraft overnighted in Adelaide again and departed on 9/2/15 bound for Sydney as ‘QF6106′.

This was OEH’s 1st visit to Adelaide. This leaves just VH-OEJ to make a visit to Adelaide.

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


(QantasLink DHC8-400 VH-LQD taxiing to the bay after arriving from Perth as ‘QF2678′) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

QantasLink DHC8-400 VH-LQD arrived from Perth at 16.40hrs as ‘QF2678‘. The aircraft will operate one flight to Port Lincoln this afternoon. The 1st being at 17.15hrs as ‘QF2273′.  The aircraft overnighted in Adelaide, operated a Pt. Lincoln flight and then departed at 11.00hrs the next day back to Canberra as ‘QF2092‘.
This is LQD’s 2nd visit to Adelaide. The aircraft visited Adelaide during its ferry over from the East Coast to Perth in 2012, the aircraft has not moved from Perth since.

Emirates B777-300ER A6-ECG wearing ‘Real Madrid’ decals makes a visit



(Emirates B777-300ER A6-ECG on pushback ready for departure as ‘EK441′ bound for Dubai) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Emirates B777-300ER A6-ECG arrived from Dubai at 21.00hrs ‘EK440‘. The aircraft departed at 22.50 as ‘EK441‘ bound for the long flight back to Dubai.

Although ECG has made multiple visit to Adelaide previously, tonight visit was important as this was the 1st visit of ECG wearing famous Soccer club ‘Real Madrid FC’ decals.

Malaysia Airlines B747-400F 9M-MPR (1st visit for 2015)


(Malaysia Airlines B747-400F 9M-MPR lining up on Rwy.23 as ‘MH6424′ bound for Kuala Lumpur) Photo by Stefan Perkas (Copyright 2015)

Malaysia Airlines B747-400F 9M-MPR arrived ex. Sydney at 14.25hrs as ‘MH6204′. After being refuelled and loaded with freight the aircraft departed at 19.00hrs bound for Kuala Lumpur as ‘MH6424′

This was the 1st B747 to visit Adelaide in 2015. MPR along with sister ship MPS have been making fortnightly visit to Adelaide for the past 2 years. In middle 2014 the 2 aircraft were re-painted into the airlines current livery. Although very basic, it actually makes the aircraft neat and tidy.

A duo of Qantas A330’s visit Adelaide

After making very visits in recent years to Adelaide, Qantas sent in the space of 2 weeks 4 A330’s. 3 of which were A330-200’s and 1 A330-300.



(Qantas A330-200 VH-EBO rolling down Rwy.23 as ‘QF676′ bound for Melbourne) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

After sending A330-200’s EBN and EBG a couple of weeks ago, this time the Airline sent A330-200 VH-EBO which arrived at 08.30hrs as ‘QF673‘ from Melbourne. The aircraft departed back to Melbourne at 09.30hrs.

Later on in the morning, A330-300 VH-QPJ arrived from Sydney at 11.40hrs as ‘QF741‘, the aircraft departed back to Sydney at 12.45hrs as ‘QF752

Air Asia X cease flights to Adelaide

9M-XXH (2)

(Air Asia X A330-300 9M-XXH touching down on Rwy. 23 for the last itme operating ‘D7246/247′) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

After 15 months in the Adelaide market, Air Asia X stopped their flights between Adelaide and Kuala Lumpur. Their 1st flight way back on 31/10/13 was operate dby A330-300 9M-XXH, in a fitting farwell to Adelaide 9M-XXH also operate the final flight to Adelaide.

During the 15 month stint, Adelaide saw 23 different A330-300’s visit on multiple occasions, with only aircraft visiting once only. Here is a list of the registrations plus how many visits, and final visit they had in Adelaide…

9M-XAA: 10 visits (Final visit was on 01/09/14)
9M-XXA: 8 visits (Final visit was on 09/08/14)
9M-XXB: 23 visits (Final Visit was on 18/01/15)
9M-XXC: 17 visits (Final Visit was on 12/01/15)
9M-XXD: 19 visits (Final Visit was on 13/01/15)
9M-XXE: 18 visits (Final Visit was on 28/12/14)
9M-XXF: 16 visits (Final Visit was on 10/01/15)
9M-XXG: 15 visits (Final Visit was on 07/08/14)
9M-XXH: 10 visits (Final Visit was on 25/01/15)
9M-XXI: 23 visits (Final Visit was on 21/12/14)
9M-XXJ: 24 visits (Final Visit was on 11/01/15)
9M-XXK: 20 visits (Final Visit was on 08/11/14)
9M-XXL: 5 visits (Final Visit was on 31/12/13)
9M-XXM: 14 visits (Final Visit was on 30/12/14)
9M-XXN: 9 visits (Final Visit was on 15/04/14)
9M-XXO: 14 visits (Final Visit was on 02/12/14)
9M-XXP: 12 visits (Final Visit was on 24/01/15)
9M-XXQ: 4 visits (Final Visit was on 27/05/14)
9M-XXR: 4 visits (Final Visit was on 14/11/14)
9M-XXS: 8 visits (Final Visit was on 13/12/14)
9M-XXT: 4 visits (Final Visit was on 17/01/15)
9M-XXU: 2 visits (Final Visit was on 20/1/15)
9M-XXV: 1 visit (Only Visit was on 15/01/15)