Air New Zealand yesterday flew in one of their larger Boeing 777 aircraft into Adelaide, operating the daily direct flight between Auckland and Adelaide. The Boeing 777-300ER is usually reserved for flights to Australia’s main airport hubs and various overseas destinations, not something that would usually be seen in Adelaide’s skies.
The aircraft must have known it was heading for some amazing weather here today hence why it decided to come here with the gorgeous blue sky and the summer sun shining down providing some awesome light to photograph in. Flight NZ191 departed Auckland International Airport earlier that morning at 0831hrs (08:31am NZDT) and set its sights onto Adelaide.
The flight between the two cities only took 4 hours and 21 minutes, touching down on Runway 23 (RWY23) at Adelaide Airport around 1022hrs (10:22am ACST). The pilots then taxied to the terminal using ‘Foxtrot 6’ via ‘Alpha 4’and ‘Lima’ to Gate 20 The flight had a cruising altitude of 40,000ft.
ZK-OKP is operated by Air New Zealand who has owned this aircraft since it was delivered to them back in November 2011. Previously this aircraft and it’s fuselage in particular was painted into “The Hobbit” livery between the period of November 2012 and September 2016. This air frame was the 972nd Boeing 777 to be delivered from the Everett, Seattle production line. Powering passengers on their journey are two General Electric GE90 engines.
This aircraft departed Adelaide in the afternoon, taking to the skies at 1212hrs (12:12pm ACST) and flew direct back to its home hub of Auckland. Flight NZ192 touched down at Auckland Airport at 1835hrs (06:35pm NZDT) and arrived at Gate 13.
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