Finnair recommenced seasonal service on the Helsinki – Guangzhou Baiyun route early this evening with Airbus A350-941 MSN264, Finnair OH-LWM, operating the AY97/AY98 rotation. This was an A330-300 service last summer.
Airbus A350-941 MSN291, China Eastern Airlines B-307Y, operating MU5128 Beijing Capital – Shanghai Hongqiao (depart Beijing Capital 20th April) diverted to Shanghai Pudong in the early hours of this morning. After nine hours on the ground the aircraft positioned Shanghai Pudong – Shanghai Hongqiao as MU9004 then returned to service operating MU5103 Shanghai Hongqiao – Beijing Capital.
Airbus A350-941 MSN046 Cathay Pacific B-LRF, operating CX113 Hong Kong – Auckland was unable to retract the nose gear late tonight and stopped the climb at 9,000ft before returning to Hong Kong for a safe landing.
Following its technical diversion yesterday, Airbus A350-1041 MSN258, Cathay Pacific B-LXH, departed Kaohsiung late this morning continuing yesterday’s diverted CX521 Tokyo Narita – Hong Kong, routing Kaohsiung – Hong Kong as CX521D.
Airbus A350-941 MSN115, Delta N501DN, operating DL27 Atlanta – Seoul Incheon diverted to Minneapolis-St Paul in the early hours of this morning. The diversion appears to have been medical. Crew did not have sufficient hours to reach Seoul Incheon so a new crew was sourced and the aircraft operated Minneapolis-St Paul – Seoul Incheon this afternoon as DL27A.
Airbus A350-941 MSN035, LATAM Airlines Brasil PR-XTC, which has been under maintenance at Sao Paulo Guarulhos since April 10th, positioned Sao Paulo Guarulhos – Abu Dhabi for further attention this evening as JJ9452.
Airbus A350-941 MSN114, Qatar Airways A7-ALW, operating QR548 Doha – Amritsar (depart Doha 16th April) diverted via Delhi in the early hours of this morning due to weather at Amritsar. The return QR549 operated with a five hour delay as QR549D.
Airbus A350-941 MSN234, Asiana Airlines HL8360, was delivered Toulouse – Seoul Incheon this evening as OZ860D. The aircraft is in 28J/283Y configuration and wears standard Asiana Airlines livery. This brings the Asiana Airlines A350-900 fleet up to eight aircraft.
China Eastern Airlines switched operation of the MU771/MU772 Shanghai Pudong – Amsterdam rotation from A330-200 to A350-900 operation in the early hours of this morning with Airbus A350-941 MSN272, China Eastern Airlines B-306Y, operating the first A350-900 services.
Airbus A350-941 MSN228, Philippine Airlines RP-C3503, operating PR115 San Francisco – Manila (depart San Francisco 12th April) in place of the usual Boeing 777-300ER, diverted via Honolulu in the early hours of this morning due to a medical emergency on board.
Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, Airbus A350-1041 MSN225, Cathay Pacific B-LXE, departed Taipei Taoyuan this evening operating yesterday’s delayed CX479 Taipei Taoyuan – Hong Kong as CX479D.
Airbus A350-941 MSN192, Vietnam Airlines VN-A896, operated the VN657/VN656 Ho Chi Minh City – Singapore rotation this afternoon in place of the usual A321. This rotation will now operate with a mix of A321 and A350-900 equipment.
Airbus A350-941 MSN291, China Eastern Airlines B-307Y, was delivered Toulouse – Tianjin Binhai this afternoon as MU9001. The aircraft is in 4F/36J/32W/216Y configuration and wears standard China Eastern Airlines livery. This is the fifth A350-900 for the airline.
Airbus A350-941 MSN016, Vietnam Airlines VN-A888, which has been under maintenance at Hanoi since 2nd April, returned to service in the early hours of this morning operating VN310 Hanoi – Tokyo Narita.
Following the technical issue it encountered on 4th April, Airbus A350-941 MSN126, Qatar Airways A7-ALX, departed Manchester early this afternoon operating the delayed QR28 Manchester – Doha of 4th April as QR28D.
Airbus A350-941 MSN294, Singapore Airlines 9V-SHE, was delivered Toulouse – Singapore in the early hours of this morning as SQ8895. The aircraft is in regional 40J/263Y configuration and wears standard Singapore Airlines livery. This is the 33rd A350 delivered to the airline.
Airbus A350-941 MSN289, Ethiopian Airlines ET-AWM, 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 eleven aircraft.
Asiana Airlines switched operation of the OZ371/OZ372 Seoul Incheon – Shenzhen Bao’an rotation from a mix of A321 and A330-300 equipment to a mix of A330-300 and A350-900 equipment today with Airbus A350-941 MSN094 , Asiana Airlines HL8078, operating the inaugural A350 services.
Following the technical issue it encountered on 2nd April, Airbus A350-941 MSN121, China Airlines B-18908, departed Sydney late tonight operating the delayed CI52 Sydney – Taipei Taoyuan of 2nd April as CI52D.
Airbus A350-941 MSN157, Air Mauritius 3B-NBQ, operated the MK748/MK749 Port Louis – Mumbai rotation this evening in place of the usual A330-200 or A340-300. This rotation will now be A350-900 operated on Thursdays only.
Airbus A350-1041 MSN296, Cathay Pacific B-LXK, was delivered Toulouse – Hong Kong this evening as CX3510. The aircraft is in 46J/32W/256Y configuration and wears standard Cathay Pacific livery. This is the eleventh A350-1000 for the airline.
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