Thursday 21 September 2017

Hainan adds Brisbane to its network from today

On the 1st July this year I posted a story about Hainan Airlines adding Brisbane to its network.
Today the long awaited flight arrived in the river city, touching down on runway 01 twelve minutes ahead of its scheduled arrival time of 9.30am. I have seen this airline in both Sydney and Melbourne but it is exciting to see another airline coming into Brisbane on a regular bases. The aircraft used for the inguinal flight was their A330-243 B-5936 (CN 1573)

HAINAN A330-243 B-5936 (CN 1573)

Working in the area for the morning I went off and did a few calls before returning for the departure. The aircraft was on the ground for just over two hours pushing back right on time at 11.30am. After taxiing out to the holding point it actually waited there for 22 minutes before lining up, this was due to arriving and departing aircraft.
I was hoping to see the famous water canon salute but I have been informed Hainan requested not to have one.


The times are as follows.
HU411 will depart Shenzhen at 10:35pm on Wednesdays and Sundays arriving in Brisbane at 9.30am the next morning.

HU412 will depart Brisbane at 11:30am on Mondays and Thursdays to reach Shenzhen at 6:40pm that same evening.

Hainan Airlines Co., Ltd. has its headquarters in Haikou, Hainan, People's Republic of China. It is the largest civilian-run air transport company and the fourth-largest airline in terms of fleet size in the People's Republic of China.  Hainan Airlines was established in October 1989 as Hainan Province Airlines in Hainan. Hainan Province Airlines became China's first joint-stock air-transport company following a restructuring in January 1993 and began scheduled services on 2 May 1993. In 1996, the provincial airline was renamed Hainan Airlines
Hainan Airlines is part of the HNA Group, a part-owner of Virgin Australia, it's not known yet whether Virgin Australia will codeshare with Hainan.

Below are a few other aircraft I saw today including Air Niugini returning to Brisbane due to an issue and a surprise Atlas Air B747 which I didn't know was in.

JETSTAR A320-232 VH-VFY (CN 6362)

EMIRATES A380-861 A6-EDD (CN 020)

KOREAN AIR A330-323 HL-8002 (CN 1576)

JETSTAR B787-8 VH-VKI (CN 36235)

SINGAPORE A330-343 9V-STW (CN 1447)

CHINA EASTERN A330-243 B-5903 (CN 1331)

ATLAS AIR B747-4KZ N407KZ (CN 36134)


AIR NIUGINI B767- 383 P2-PXW (CN 25365)

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