Atlas Air B747-400F N493MC makes a visit (1st vist)

N493MC (3)(Atlas Air (operated by Qantas Freight) B747-400F N493MC taxiing tot he bay after arriving from Sydney as ‘QF7581′) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2014)

N493MC & VH-YIR(Atlas Air (operated by Qantas Freight) B747-400F N493MC  and Virign Australia B737-800 VH-YIR sitting on its layover bay under the watchful eue of the control tower) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2014)

Atlas Air (operated by Qantas Freight) B747-400F N493MC arrived from Sydney at 13.35hrs as ‘QF7581‘. The aircraft night stopped before departing the following evening at 21.40hrs to Bangkok, Thailand using the same flight number.

This was N493MC’s 1st visit to Adelaide, it was the 1st Atlas aircraft to visit Adelaide in 2014. The last visit we had was back on 26/11/14 when N419MC made a quick visit operating QF7581.

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)

9M-XXT

(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.

Antonov Design Bureau AN124 UR-82008 pops into town (1st Visit)

UR-82008 (2)

 (Antonov Design Bureau AN124 UR-82008 arriving on Rwy.23 from Darwin) Photo by Stefan P Copyright 2014

Antonov Design Bureau AN124 UR-82008 arrived into Adelaide Airport today as ‘Design Bureau 2078‘ from Darwin at 15.30hrs.

This was the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide. It is the 1st Antonov 124 to visit Adelaide since 6/2/1, when sister ship UR-82027 made a quick visit.

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

VH-XZM(Qantas B737-800 VH-XZM taxiing for departure to Melbourne on its 1st visit to Adelaide) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2014)


Qantas B737-800 VH-XZM arrived ex. Melbourne at 20.05hrs operating ‘QF701‘. The following morning the aircraft departed at 07.30hrs to Melbourne as ‘QF674‘.

 This was XZM’s 1st visit to Adelaide, it was also its 3rd and 4th revenue flights. It entered service earlier in the day operating QF613 from Brisbane to Melbourne. It was delivered on 6/8/14.

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

VH-XZL

(Qantas B737-800 VH-XZL Taxiing for departure back to Melburne as ‘QF692′) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2014)

Qantas B737-800 VH-XZL arrived ex. Melbourne at 15.58hrs operating ‘QF689‘. The aircraft departed back to Melbourne at 16.55hrs as ‘QF692‘.

 This was XZL’s 1st visit to Adelaide, it was also its 2nd and 3rd revenue flights. It entered service earlier in the day operating QF645 from Brisbane to Melbourne. It was delivered on 30/7/14.

Gulfstream 4 N527JC makes a flying visit (1st visit)

GIV Exec Jet LLC. owned Gulfstream 4 N527JC arrived from Melbourne at 12.25hrs. After the passengers completed their intended goals in Adelaide, the aircraft departed to Darin at 15.25hrs.

This was the 1st visit of this aircraft to Adelaide, th is was the 1st foreign Gulfstream 4 to also visit Adelaide in 2014.