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 A350-1041 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.
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 MSN289, Ethiopian Airlines ET-AWM, operated the ET412/ET413 Addis Ababa – Riyadh rotation late tonight in place of the usual Boeing 737-800.
Airbus A350-941 MSN236, Philippine Airlines RP-C3504, operated the PR102/PR103 Manila – Los Angeles rotation this evening in place of the usual Boeing 777-300ER.
Airbus A350-941 MSN168, Hong Kong Airlines B-LGC, operated the HX612/HX613 Hong Kong – Osaka Kansai rotation this evening in place of the usual A320 or A330-200.
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.
Airbus A350-1041 MSN306, Cathay Pacific B-LXL, entered service this morning operating CX777 Hong Kong – Jakarta.
Airbus A350-941 MSN311, Air China B-308M, entered service this morning operating CA1831 Beijing Capital – Shanghai Hongqiao.
Airbus A350-941 MSN180, Ethiopian Airlines ET-AVB, operated the ET332/ET333 Addis Ababa – Entebbe rotation this morning. This is usually a Boeing 737-800 or Boeing 787-8 service.
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.