Airbus A350-1041 MSN286, Cathay Pacific B-LXJ, operated the CX921/CX922 Hong Kong – Cebu rotation this morning in place of the usual A330-300 or Boeing 777-300ER. This was the first A350-1000 to visit Cebu.
Singapore Airlines switched operation of the SQ213/SQ226 Singapore – Perth rotation from Boeing 777-200ER to Airbus A350-900 operation this morning and the SQ516/SQ517 Singapore – Kolkata rotation from Airbus A330-300 to Airbus A350-900 operation this evening. Airbus A350-941 MSN309, Singapore Airlines 9V-SHG, operating both inaugural A350-900 rotations.
Airbus A350-941 MSN291, China Eastern Airlines B-307Y, operating MU5160 Beijing Capital – Shanghai Hongqiao (depart Beijing Capital 2nd June) diverted to Shanghai Pudong in the early hours of this morning due to weather at Shanghai Hongqiao. The aircraft later positioned Shanghai Pudong – Shanghai Honqaio as MU9004 before returning to service operating MU5101 Shanghai Hongqiao – Beijing Capital.
Airbus A350-941 MSN103, Ethiopian Airlines ET-AUA, positioned London Heathrow – Madrid as ET8706 early this afternoon after arriving as ET700 from Addis Ababa this morning. The aircraft then operated a Madrid – London Heathrow as ET8701 in connection with yesterday’s Champion’s League football final then returned to service operating ET701 London Heathrow – Addis Ababa.
Following its technical return to Singapore on 29th May, Airbus A350-941 MSN096, Singapore Airlines 9V-SML, departed Johannesburg early this morning operating the delayed SQ481 Johannesburg – Singapore of 29th May as SQ481D.
Airbus A350-941 MSN103, Ethiopian Airlines ET-AUA, operated a London Heathrow – Madrid Champions League football final charter as ET8706 early this afternoon after arriving as ET700 from Addis Ababa this morning. The aircraft then positioned Madrid – London Heathrow as ET8701 and returned to service operating ET701 London Heathrow – Addis Ababa.
Airbus A350-941 MSN096, Singapore Airlines 9V-SML, operating SQ481 Johannesburg – Singapore since 19th March, stopped the climb at 25,000ft late tonight due to a technical issue then returned to Johannesburg for a safe landing.
Airbus A350-941 MSN312, Iberia EC-NDR, was delivered Toulouse – Madrid late this afternoon as IB35. The aircraft is in 31J/24W/298Y configuration, wears standard Iberia livery and is named Juan Sebastian Elcano. This brings the Iberia A350-900 fleet up to five aircraft.
Airbus A350-941 MSN311, Air China B-308M, was delivered Toulouse – Tianjin Binhai this afternoon as CA80. The aircraft is in 32J/24W/256Y configuration and wears Star Alliance livery. This brings the Air China A350-900 fleet up to ten aircraft.
Airbus A350-1041 MSN306, Cathay Pacific B-LXL, was delivered Toulouse – Hong Kong this afternoon as CX3510. The aircraft is in 46J/32W/256Y configuration and wears standard Cathay Pacific livery. This is the twelfth A350-1000 for the airline.
Following its diversion last night Airbus A350-941 MSN154, Cathay Pacific B-LRV, departed New York JFK early this afternoon operating CX899 Newark – Hong Kong with a twelve hour delay as a New York JFK – Hong Kong service.
Airbus A350-941 MSN310, Ethiopian Airlines ET-AWN, operated the ET877 Addis Ababa – Lilongwe – Addis Ababa rotation this morning in place of the usual Boeing 777-200LR or 787-8. This was the first A350 at Lilongwe.
Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday Airbus A350-941 MSN142, Thai Airways A350-900 HS-THH, departed Milan Malpensa late this afternoon operating yesterday’s delayed TG941 Milan Malpensa – Bangkok as TG941D.
Airbus A350-941 MSN289, Ethiopian Airlines ET-AWM, operated the ET332/ET333 Addis Ababa – Entebbe rotation this morning and the ET334/ET335 Addis Ababa – Entebbe rotation this afternoon in place of the usual Boeing 787-8.
Airbus A350-941 MSN310, Ethiopian Airlines ET-AWN, was delivered Toulouse – Addis Ababa late tonight as ET9201. The aircraft is in 30J/313Y configuration, is named Rome and wears standard Ethiopian Airlines livery. This brings the Ethiopian Airlines A350-900 fleet up to twelve aircraft.
Airbus A350-941 MSN061, Cathay Pacific B-LRJ, operating CX105 Hong Kong – Melbourne was approaching Katherine in the Northern Territory of Australia when crew turned back to Darwin for a safe landing following a fuel leak and engine shut down.
Airbus A350-941 MSN281, Sichuan Airlines B-306N, was delivered Toulouse – Tianjin Binhai early this evening as 3U303. The aircraft is in 28J/303Y configuration and wears the special Panda livery. This is the fourth A350-900 for the airline.
Airbus A350-941 MSN147, Ethiopian Airlines ET-AUC, operated the ET726/ET727 Addis Ababa – Vienna – Geneva rotation late tonight in place of the usual Boeing 787-8 as an Addis Ababa – Vienna rotation only.
Airbus A350-941 MSN201, Thai Airways HS-THN, operated TG922 Bangkok – Frankfurt this afternoon, however the return TG923 has been delayed overnight. It is not clear whether this is due to a technical or a crew issue.
Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, Airbus A350-941 MSN017, Vietnam Airlines VN-A889, departed Tokyo Narita late this afternoon operating yesterday’s delayed VN303 Tokyo Narita – Ho Chi Minh City as VN303D.
Airbus A350-941 MSN035, LATAM Airlines Brasil PR-XTC, which has been under maintenance at Abu Dhabi since April 18th, positioned Abu Dhabi – Sao Paulo Guarulhos in the early hours of this morning as JJ9549.
Airbus A350-941 MSN058, Cathay Pacific B-LRI, operating CX283 Hong Kong – Frankfurt diverted via Frankfurt Hahn early this evening due to suspected drone activity around Frankfurt. We believe this to be the first A350 at Frankfurt Hahn.