Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 17 May 2011
Total posts 52
Living in Brisbane, on a daily basis you'll see several heavy aircraft from Auckland flying overhead on their way north (Singapore Airlines, Malaysian, Thai). Today however I also noticed on flight aware two Singapore Airlines 747-400 aircraft, one flying under the SIA Cargo call sign, the other just a standard SIA call sign. Does anyone know what has happened in NZ recently that would require two 747 aircraft?
One final note. While both were flying from Auckland to Singapore, one took a direct routing over Brisbane, while the second flew over the coast near Port Macquarie. Both left Auckland around the same time. Any reason for alternate routings?
British Airways - Executive Club
Member since 24 Jan 2012
Total posts 84
I don't have any information on these flights specifically, but Malaysia Airlines used to put a few freighters into Brisbane during November, in preparation for the Christmas / New Years season, shipping live goats back to KL.
They ship them back live to KL as they have to be prepared Halal by Halal butchers. It used to be a sight to see goat crates stacked three high.
I would hazard a guess that the freighters to NZ were lamb.
Wow I would never have guess that. Thanks for the insight.
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Living in Brisbane, on a daily basis you'll see several heavy aircraft from Auckland flying overhead on their way north (Singapore Airlines, Malaysian, Thai).
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