First visit to Perth by an aircraft in new Virgin Australia colours

19 May 2011 © David Eyre

VH-XFB Airbus A330-243 (cn 372) of Virgin Australia, named “Cable Beach”, visited Perth Airport for the first time on a route proving flight to as part of CASA regulatory requirements prior to the the commencement of scheduled Virgin Australia A330 services between Sydney and Perth (due to start on 26 May 2011).

Runway 03/21 was closed due to runway surface grooving works, and the aircraft landed on Runway 06 at 12:10pm as flight DJ9061 from Melbourne. Departed from Runway 06 at 1:46pm as flight DJ9062, back to Melbourne.

See all of Les Bushell’s excellent photos on our Aircraft Photos page.

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

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