Saturday, October 8, 2016

Etihad Airways A380 A6-APC diverts to Adelaide (1st Visit)

(Etihad Airways A380-861 A6-APC arriving on Rwy.05 as 'EY460 Super')
(Etihad Airways A380-861 A6-APC taxiing to its parking bay as 'EY460 Super')
(Etihad Airways A380-861 A6-APC departing off Rwy.05 bound for Melbourne 'EY460 Super')
     All photos by Stefan P (Copyright 2016)

Etihad Airways A380-861 A6-APC operating 'EY460 Super' encountered unexpected head winds whilst en route from Abu Dhabi-Melbourne diverted to Adelaide arriving at 17.50hrs. After a quick refuel the aircraft continued its trip to Melbourne departing Adelaide at 19.15hrs.

This was the aircraft's 1st visit to Adelaide, it was the 1st Etihad A380 to visit Adelaide as well as the 1st Etihad aircraft in new livery to visit to Adelaide.