Nov 19, 2013

Cathay Pacific's 1st B77W service lands here in Perth. (1st visit to Australia)

Photo: Darren Koch (Delta Kilo Aviation)
copyright 2013
Cathay Pacific Airways B777-367 (ER) B-KQH msn 42143 arrived 22.37hrs ex: Hong Kong (VHHH) as flight CX171 with The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra on board with their precious cargo of musical instruments after a flight time of 7hrs.05mins.

On 7 November, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra embarked on the last and longest leg of its world tour.
The orchestra and its chief conductor Mariss Jansons will be performing in Russia, China, Japan and – for the very first time in its history – Australia.
This veritable tour de force promises to be a fitting finale to a musical journey across six continents marking the orchestra’s 125th anniversary.
Flight CX170 departed Perth at 00.16hrs Wednesday 20th November, and arrived into Chek Lap Kok Intl Airport Hong Kong at 07.25hrs after a flight time of 7hrs.09mins. Hexcode: 780A3A (1st visit to Perth & new type to WA & 1st Australian visit of a CX B77W)


  1. Will it come again? is this specially for the orchestra?

  2. Hi Peter, the B77W was specially operated to cater for the musicians & instruments, which I understand was noted as "sensitive cargo".
    Its highly unlikely at this time we are likely to see another here in Perth. Thanks for your comments.

  3. Will Qantas organise a bigger aircraft for the orchestra flying to Queensland ?, very nice blog guys, keep it up