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.