Why is a ANA 777-300ER Parked at Sydney Airport?

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msport2012

Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles

Member since 14 Apr 2013

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Why is a ANA 777-300ER Parked at Sydney Airport? Are they thinking of flying here?

Hugo

Member since 12 Jun 2013

Total posts 216

Charter flight? Probably the same delegation that was spotted at Wellington four days ago:  http://nz.finance.yahoo.com/news/wellington-airport-welcomes-ana-777-203556135.html

There seems to be some negotations going on for an Australia-Japan FTA so it's probably to do with that:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/farmers-want-fair-deal-from-japan-fta/story-fn3dxiwe-1226860535663

Koru17

Air New Zealand - Airpoints

Member since 04 Sep 2012

Total posts 102

No, ANA is not flying there.

I believe it is a chartered ANA 77W that carried a high-ranking Japaneese delegation to Wellington, New Zealand. However, since Wellington has a short runway, most widebodies have to stop in Australia en route as a mandatory fuel stop.

See

http://wellington.scoop.co.nz/?p=65550

aklrunway

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 09 May 2011

Total posts 172

It's a charter. It flew direct from Tokyo to Wellington but due to runway length in Wellington, it has to stop to refuel in Sydney on the way back to Tokyo

abc

Member since 14 Nov 2011

Total posts 6

It's actually spent two nights in CBR. It left yesterday afternoon. Check the CBR Airport Twitter feed for photos. 

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

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That is seriously one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.

abc

Member since 14 Nov 2011

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Look up Sydney Airport Showcase on youtube for a video of it landing.

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

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othy

Member since 05 May 2012

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Tonight in SYD 

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