Tuesday 9 May: The Qantas In-Flight WiFi operational trial started on the 7th April 2017, with Boeing 737-800 VH-XZB mainly operating on the east coast routes, and an occasional service over to Perth. Passengers will be able to connect their laptop, tablet or smartphone to a WiFi hotspot, and Qantas say the broadband experience will be good enough to stream movies and live TV.
Friday 21 Apr: US Vice President Mike Pence arrived at Sydney Airport from Jakarta, to discuss Security and Trade with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Two Boeing USAF VC-32A (B757-200 ) aircraft are being used to support Mr Pence, his Staff, and Media, during the visit. Full Image And Video Coverage
Friday 29 Mar: Blue skies at Sydney Airport to welcome Vietnam Airlines inaugural Hanoi-Sydney Boeing B789 Dreamliner service, which will operate on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. VN-A870 operated the new service, performing a Harbour fly over before landing on Runway 34L. Sydney Airport ARFF Tenders provided a Water Cannon salute at the entrance to the INTL2 Apron. Inaugural Video Coverage
Tuesday 28 Mar: There was an All Black visitor at Sydney Airport this morning, not the Rugby Team, rather the Royal Canadian Air Force CL-600-2A12 Challenger 601 (3036) 144614. The aircraft arrived from Christchurch, made a quick refuelling stop, and then headed onto Darwin.
BREAKING NEWS: (Friday 17 Mar) Rex Flight ZL768 from Albury to Sydney lost a propeller in flight, and then made a safe landing at Sydney Airport at 12:08 on Runway 16R. The crew did an excellent job landing the aircraft (VH-NRX) on one engine in the very wet and windy conditions, while Rex provided the 19 passengers with counselling. Recreation Of Events Video
Sunday 19 Feb: "Love Was In The Air" at Sydney Airport today, as Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 77L A6-EFL touched down on Runway 16R at 0959L. The special livery was created for Valentine's Day, and this was the aircraft's first visit to Sydney in the new livery. A technical issue with the aircraft after pushback for Hong Kong this afternoon, has seen the departure re-scheduled to early tomorrow morning. Rosie Departure Video
Friday 2 Dec: Vietnam Airlines is now flying the Boeing B789 Dreamliner on their VN773/VN772 route from Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, to Sydney. This first Dreamliner service was operated by VN-A870, which was only delivered to the airline on 24th November 2016. Inaugural B789 Dreamliner Video