MASkargo A330-200F 9M-MUB (1st visit)

MASkargo A330-200F 9M-MUB arrived ex. Sydney at 18.00hrs as ‘MH6204’. The aircraft is scheduled to night stop and depart tomorrow to Kuala Lumpur as ‘MH6424’ at 07.40hrs.

This is MUB’s 1st visit to Adelaide, it is also the 1st visit of an A330-200F to Adelaide.

Sino Jet Management B737-700BBJ VP-CZW (1st Visit)

Sino Jet Management B737-700BBJ VP-CZW arrived ex. Hong Kong at 19.10hrs as ‘Sino Sky 15‘. The aircraft night stopped in Adelaide before departing to Taipei at 14.35hrs using the same callsign.

This was CZW’s 1st visit to Adelaide. It is also the 5th ever BBJ to ever visit Adelaide (excludes the RAAF VIP BBJ’s). Previous BBj visitors are N89NC, A6-AUH, N164RJ & N127QS.

Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALC (1st Visit)

Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALC arrived ex. Doha at 16.40hrs as ‘QR914‘. The aircraft returned back to Doha departing at 21.40hrs as ‘QR915‘.

This was ALC’s 1st visit to Adelaide. With ALC’s visit, this means all current 8 A350’s in the Qatar fleet have made at least 1 visit to Adelaide.

Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALF (1st Visit)

Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALF arrived ex. Doha at 16.50hrs as ‘QR914‘. The aircraft returned back to Doha departing at 21.30hrs as ‘QR915‘.

This was ALF’s 1st visit to Adelaide. This leaves just A7-ALC to make its 1st visit to Adelaide, until more A350’s arrive into the Qatar fleet.

Cathay Pacific A330-300 B-LAK (1st Visit New Livery)

Cathay Pacific Airways A330-300 B-LAK arrived from Hong Kong at 05.05hrs as ‘CX173‘. The aircraft then departed back to Hong Kong as ‘CX174‘ at 06.40hrs.

This was LAK’s 1st visit to Adelaide wearing the revised Cathay livery, it was also the 1st visit of the revised livery to Adelaide

Iron Maiden B747 ‘Ed Force 1’ jets into Adelaide

('ED Force 1' arriving on Rwy.23 from Melbourne)

(‘ED Force 1’ arriving on Rwy.23 from Melbourne)

('ED Force 1' parked at Adelaide Airport on a gloomy morning)

(‘ED Force 1’ parked at Adelaide Airport on a gloomy morning)

Photos by Stefan P (Copyright 2016)

Air Atlanta Icelandic B747-400 TF-AAK which is on lease to Legendary Rock Band ‘Iron Maiden’ jetted into Adelaide arriving from Melbourne at 14.45hrs as ‘Atlanta 666‘. The aircraft is scheduled to continue on to Perth on 13/5/16

As seen in the pictures above, the aircraft is painted in the livery of the legendary bands tour scheme ‘The Book of Souls. Adelaide is the 34th stop on their tour around the world. This is not the 1st time Iron Maiden have painted up a n aircraft, back in 2011 they painted up B757 G-STRX which visited Adelaide on 10/2/11.

This is TF-AAK’s 1st visit to Adelaide, it is also the 3rd ever TF- registered aircraft to visit Adelaide

Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALE (1st visit)

 

(Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALE on pushback ready for its flight back to Doha) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2016)

(Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALE on pushback ready for its flight back to Doha) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2016)

Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALE arrived ex. Doha at 16.30hrs as ‘QR914’. The aircraft returned back to Doha departing at 21.35hrs as ‘QR915’.

This was ALE’s 1st visit to Adelaide. It is also the 4th A350 to ever visit Adelaide.

Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALD (1st visit)

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Photos by Stefan P (Copyright 2016)

Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALD arrived ex. Doha at 16.30hrs as ‘QR914’. The aircraft departed back to Doha departing at 21.35hrs as ‘QR915’.

This was ALD’s 1st visit to Adelaide. It is also the 2nd A350 to ever visit Adelaide.

Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALG (1st visit)

 (Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALG arriving on Rwy.23 as ‘QR914’)

 (Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALG taxiing to the bay as ‘QR914’)

(Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALG on pushback ready for its flight back to Doha as ‘QR915’)

Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2016)

Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALG arrived ex. Doha at 16.40hrs as ‘QR914’. The aircraft returned back to Doha departing at 21.35hrs as ‘QR915’.

This was ALG’s 1st visit to Adelaide. It is also the 2nd A350 to ever visit Adelaide.

Adelaide Airport welcomes Qatar Airways and the A350

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(Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALH approaching Rwy.23 for the 1st time as ‘Qatari 914’)

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(Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALH taxiing tot he bay after arriving as ‘QR914’)

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(Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALH receiving the traditional Water Cannon Salute)

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(Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALH on pushback ready for its flight back to Doha as ‘QR915’) All Photos by Stefan P (Copyright 2016)

Qatar Airways Airbus A350-900 A7-ALH arrived from Doha at 15.55hrs as the inaugural ‘QR914’. The aircraft departed back to Doha at 21.40hrs as ‘QR915‘.

This was an historic event for Adelaide and Australia. Qatar become the 7th airline currently flying to Adelaide, it is currently the longest flight out of Adelaide, it was also the 1st visit of an Airbus A350 to Adelaide as well as the 1st commercial service of an A350 to Australia.

Qatar will fly daily flight to Adelaide arriving at 1700 and departing at 2125 back to Doha using their flagship Airbus 350-900 aircraft which is configured to carry 293 passengers.

Welcome to Adelaide Qatar!!!