Jun 6, 2012

SAA's elusive A346 "Chinese Dragon" has landed.

SAA A340-642 ZS-SNG msn 557
Photos: Duncan Watkinson (c) 2012

South African Airways A340-642 ZS-SNG msn 557 'seen here above' arriving into Perth on a cold wet rainy afternoon at 13.01hrs landing RWY 03, having just completed operating flight 'SA280' from Johannesburg South Africa. You will notice the aircraft wearing a special "Red Chinese Dragon" sticker applied to the side of the aircraft's fuselage to celebrate the airline's new 'ultra long haul' 14hrs.15min / 15hrs.20mins services from Johannesburg to Beijing (ZBAA) China, which commenced in January 2012. The aircraft departed Perth at 00.07hrs 7/06 returning to Johannesburg, South Africa as flight 'SA281'.

This particular aircraft ZS-SNG is makining her first visit to Perth for 2012, her last visit being in October 2011, certainly a less seldomly seen South African Airways aircraft here in Perth. Hexcode: 00B0F1

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