Remarks:The Hobbit making a grand entrance after arriving from Melbourne as New Zealand 124. A minute later this would rock up right outside my quiet gate lounge in the airport to later depart to LAX. Such a fitting aircraft for my 777th photo in the database!
Remarks:New Zealand 937 completing the 3 hour flight from Auckland today operated by one of two A320s previously leased out by Air New Zealand. Unfortunately, the other one, OJL, crashed on a training flight in Europe. This one came back to the fleet in May 2012 after serving with TAM in Brazil.
Remarks:Cathay 8159 being the first of three charters from Hong Kong for the Chinese New Year Period. Amazingly the first service happened to be operated by the oneworld A333 which is very rare in Australia. This also made it the first oneworld scheme to visit OOL. A great day for international operations out of the Gold Coast as we had flights from KIX, NRT, AKL, KUL, SIN and HKG all within three hours.