Thomson Airways (TCS Expeditions) B757-200(WL) G-OOBF makes another visit


(Thomson Airways B757-200 G-OOBF on pushback from Bay 20R)


(Thomson Airways B757-200 G-OOBF departing off Rwy.05 bound for Jakarta)

All photos by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Thomson Airways (operated by TCS Expeditions) B757-200(WL) G-OOBF arrived ex. Fua’amotu International Airport, Tonga at 13.10hrs as ‘Thomson 980′. After spending 4 days in Adelaide the aircraft departed to Jakarta at 12.10hrs on 5/10/15 using the same callsign.

This is G-OOBF’s 2nd visit to Adelaide in 2015. The aircraft visited 18/4/15- 22/4/15. The aircraft is decked out in a all business class configuration. Adelaide was the 3rd stop in a 8 leg around the world flight.

Global 5000 N3389H makes a visit (1st visit)


(Global 5000 N3389H parked at Bay 101 shortly after arriving at Adelaide Airport) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Wells Fargo Bank Global 5000 N3389H arrived from Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport at 18.30hrs. The aircraft stayed a couple of days in Adelaide before departing to Sydney at 15.05hrs on 23/9/15.

Global Express N416DB Makes a visit (1st Visit)


(Global Express N416BD taxiing to its parking area after arriving from Sydney) Photo By Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Global Express N416DB arrived at 10.35hrs from Sydney. The aircraft night stopped in Adelaide before departing the following day at 11.00hrs

This was this aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide.

Qantas A380 VH-OQD diverts to Adelaide



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


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


(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.

Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-YFS (1st Visit)

Virgin Australia B737-800 VH-YFS arrived ex. Darwin at 11.30hrs. as ‘VA1576‘. The aircraft departed at 12.25hrs to Sydney as ‘VA417‘.

This was YFS’s 1st visit to Adelaide since it entered service on 4/9/15.

Tigerair A320-232(WL) VH-XUH (1st Visit)

Tigerair A320-232(WL) VH-XUH arrived ex. Melbourne at 14.20hrs as ‘TT461‘. The aircraft departed back to Melbourne at 15.00hrs as ‘TT462‘.

This was XUH’s 1st visit to Adelaide. The aircraft also made its 2nd visit to Adelaide later on in the day operating ‘TT471/472‘ MEL-ADL-MEL service. This is also Tigerair Australia’s 1st A320 in their fleet to wear Sharklets on the wings.

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

Singapore Airlines A330-300 9V-SSH arrived at 07.00hrs from Singapore as ‘SQ279‘. The aircraft departed back to Singapore as ‘SQ278‘ at 09.25hrs.

This was SSH’s 1st visit to Adelaide and it was also thei aircraft’s 1st visit to Australia since it was delivered on 27/8/15.

Alliance Airlines F70 VH-NKU (1st visit)



(Alliance Airlines F70 VH-NKU parked at Bay 85 shortly after arriving from Brisbane) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

 Alliance Airlines VH-NKU arrived ex. Brisbane at 21.05hrs as ‘UTY990′. After a quick fuel stop the aircraft departed to Perth at 22.00hrs using the same flight number.
 This aircraft has not long been flying with Alliance since its arrival as OE-LFK in a hybrid Austrian Airlines livery

Virgin Australia F100 VH-FWH (1st Visit)


(Virgin Australia Regional Airlines F28-0100 VH-FWH taxiing to its parking after arriving from Wagga Wagga) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Virgin Australia Regional Airlines F28-0100 VH-FWH arrived at 11.45hrs from Wagga Wagga as ‘VOZ9915′.

This was FWH’s 1st visit to Adelaide as Virgin Australia. The aircraft was in transit from Wagga Wagga back to Perth after having Virgin Australia titles applied to it. The aircraft was formerly flying with Alliance Airlines, sister ship FWI has alos joined the Virgin fleet.

Business Aviation Asia Gulfstream 550 B-8292 (1st Visit)



(Business Aviation Asia Gulfstream 550 B-8292 taxiing for departure bound for Perth on 8/8/15) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Business Aviation Asia Gulfstream 550 B-8292 arrived direct from Shanghai, Hongqiao Airport at 09.05hrs. The aircraft night stopped in Adelaide and departed on 8/8/15 at 14.10hrs to Perth.

This was 8292’s 1st visit to Adelaide, it was also the 2nd Chinese registered business jet to visit Adelaide in the space of 2 weeks.