Saturday, October 10, 2015

Double A380's in Adelaide

A piece of history was witnessed in Adelaide this evening with not 1 but 2 A380's paying Adelaide a visit due to bad weather in Melbourne.

(Qantas A380 VH-OQD on pushback from Bay 28R ready for its short flight back to Melbourne)

(Qantas A380 VH-OQD taxiing for departure bound for Melbourne after diverting to Adelaide)
All Photos by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Qantas A380 VH-OQD operating 'Qantas 10 Super' from (London)- Dubai- Melbourne arrived into Adelaide at 21.25hrs. After refueling the aircraft departed back to Melbourne at 22.30hrs using the same flight number.

This was OQD's 2nd visit to Adelaide in the space of 3 weeks, with the same aircraft diverting to Adelaide on 18/9/15 operating the same flight.

(Emirates A380 A6-EEH pulling into Bay 28R after sitting at the end of the Runway for almost 1hr waiting for a bay)

(Emirates A380 A6-EEH on pushback from Bay 28R ready for its short flight back to Melbourne)

(Emirates A380 A6-EEH lining up on Rwy.23 ready for takeoff bound for Melbourne)
All Photos by Stefan P (Copyright 2015)

Emirates A380 A6-EEH operating 'Emirates 407 Super' from Auckland-Melbourne arrived into Adelaide at 21.40hrs. After sitting down the end of the runway for almost 1hr, the aircraft finally manged to get a bay and get refueled, 'Emirates 407 Super' departed at 23.40hrs back to Melbourne.

This was EEH's 1st visit to Adelaide, the 2nd Emirates A380 to visit Adelaide (A6-EDC visited back in 21/2/13), it was also the 1st A6-EE* block of aircraft in the Emirates fleet to visit Adelaide,