The Airbus A330 is set to return to Adelaide with Qantas operating some special domestic flights.

Qantas Airbus A330-200, VH-EBM ©Aussie Weekend Traveller

Qantas News
Date Posted: 28/12/2018

The Airbus A330 aircraft is a common visitor in Adelaide, but mostly for international carriers such as Malaysia Airlines and Cathay Pacific. Qantas will soon operate a handful of scheduled Airbus A330 flights in and out of Adelaide for the start of the Tour Down Under this year in January.

Please be aware that the information given on this page should only be used as a guide, as flights and timetables can change without notice.

VH-EBM, Qantas Airbus A330-200 ©Aussie Weekend Traveller

Adelaide will receive both the Airbus A330-200 aircraft as well as the Airbus A330-300 variants, details for these flights are below.

Due to South Australia hosting one of the largest sporting events in the southern hemisphere The Tour Down Under in January this year, Qantas is relying on these larger airframes for their greater passenger capacity, as well as their cargo capabilities.

Let’s hope this year we get a few in the new ‘Silveroo’ Livery, as we have missed out the last few times.

Qantas Domestic A330 Timetable Adelaide Airport
©Aussie Weekend Traveller

The Tour Down Under transforms Adelaide into a city fascinated by cycling. Victoria Square is transformed into the tour village and this year the village will feature a street velodrome on display within the square. The event attracts cyclists from right around the world both professionals and amateurs, who all converge on South Australia for the first official race on the UCI Pro Tour calendar.

This year the Tour Down Under is on from the 10 January to the 20 January 2019.

The cycling event was first held in 1999 and has become the biggest cycling race in the southern hemisphere. It’s not just a professional cycling event either, there’s activities and events for the whole family with mass-participation rides for kids and adults throughout the Subaru Breakaway Series. Various street parties and live music combine together to create one massive fun-filled party after each race.


VH-EBV, Qantas Airbus A330-200 ©Aussie Weekend Traveller

In 2010 the Tour Down Under was named as Australia’s Best Major Event for the second yet in a row at the Qantas Tourism Awards.

All the flights listed above are available to book online at Qantas.com, with some of these flights still having reward seats available.

Flights, schedules and times are current at the time of posting this article. Please note that they are subject to change and should only be relied upon as a guide.

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