While the new service began on Sunday the first of the additional arrivals occurred this morning when Boeing 777-3ZGER VH-VPD arrived into Brisbane as VOZ8
With the new codesharing agreement between Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand taking effect on the Singapore - Auckland route, today saw the first Airbus A380 flight on the SQ285/286 service, operated by A380-841 9V-SKB.
Singapore will continue to operate its Boeing 777-200s on SQ282/281 evening service until January when this is replaced by an Air New Zealand Boeing 777-219 service, under the code NZ281/282.
The A380 service will operate over the southern summer, and is expected to return to a Boeing 777-300 service at the end of March 2015.
Today also saw Untied's first International Boeing 787-9 route with the direct LAX-MEL UA98 route touching down on Australian soil. Boeing 787-9 N38950 inaugurated the now direct service and is set to return direct to LAX as UA99 at time of writing. This route previously operated with a Boeing 777-200 and a stop in SYD.