Antonov Plane Returns to Adelaide Airport | One of the World’s Biggest Aircraft | Jul 2019

The Antonov Plane, one of the world’s biggest aircraft, has returned to Adelaide Airport

The impressive Antonov Plane has touched down in Adelaide again for a short window of time.  The AN-124 touched down on Sunday 14 July 2019.  If you want to catch a glimpse of the Antonov either at the airport or on departure, please note that the aircraft will remain in Adelaide for at least the next couple of days.

The departure date and time is TBC as it is set by the airline and can be subject to change.

Plane Spotting at Adelaide Airport

With two runways, more than 103,701 aircraft movements a year and a wide range of aircraft types that fly in and out daily, Adelaide Airport is a great location for plane spotting.

There are various locations around the airport where aircraft can be observed and photographed.

Long Term Car Park

The long term car park offers the best views of the plane.

Inside the Terminal

Visitors can view most of the airfield from the large windowed viewing areas at each of the gate lounges.

Tapleys Hill Road

On the side of Tapleys Hill Road near the airport this is a very popular spot and a great place to just watch planes come in and taxi past.

Runway – RWY 05 Arrivals and RWY 23 Departures.

West End of Richmond Road

This spot gives a great view of the Terminal and allows you to see most aircraft using runway 23 and 05.

Runway: RWY 23 Arrivals , RWY 05 Departures.

Bike Track on South Eastern side of Airport

Bike track that goes along the South Eastern side of the Airport. – Go down Harvey Avenue, turn left at the end and go to the small public park. Walk to the park and there is a path to the bike track.

Runway: Closest to Arrivals on RWY 30 and Departures on RWY 12.


A seat where you can sit and watch the aircraft go past – Near the northern end of Adelphi Crescent, walk to the seat.

Runway – RWY 05 Arrivals, RWY 23 Departures.

Skate Park

A great spot to take shots of the front or underneath of Aircraft as they go over – Go to the Skate park on Africaine Avenue

Runway – Runway 05 Arrivals and RWY 23 Departures

For more Adelaide Airport plane spotting details click here.

For more information and all enquiries please visit the Adelaide Airport website.

What:   Antonov Aircraft Returns to Adelaide Airport

When:    Sunday 14 July 2019 – (departure TBC)

Where:  1 James Schofield Dr, Adelaide Airport 

Who:   Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: Adelaide Airport Facebook page.


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