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The A340 Part 8 - China and Mauritius

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Following on from my previous post (here) and after my jolly down to Milford Sound (here) it was time to move on. Air New Zealand run their B789's to China, specifically, Shanghai.

ANZ289 leaves Auckland just before midnight, arriving in ZSPD around 7am.

Taxiing away from the terminal
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Shortly after takeoff looking at the city.
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After some 11 hours over the water at night, here we are descending into Shanghai. Really liked the reflections and shadows in this pic.
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Final Approach
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Looking at the countryside
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Fantastic detail in the flaps/speedbrakes
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Taxiing towards Terminal 2.
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Unloading...
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You'll be very excited to know that I found some A340 flights from here. Air Mauritius operate an A340-300 back to their home base (FIMP) as MAU689. It leaves late evening and arrives very early in the morning.

Taxiing away from the gate...
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There may be trouble ahead...
Wishing this old jalopy had a working weather radar.
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Sun just starting to rise
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On the initial approach into Mauritius, looking back at Grand Baie and Triolet (I think)
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Overhead Port Louis, flying round and inbetween the mountains and descending on to the approach to runway 14.
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Looking back at the aforementioned mountains... well, hills.
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Setup for the approach.
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Not long now, don't know why I've got 4 whites in this pic, I was on the GS...
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Taxiing to the terminal, not very busy this morning.
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Parked at the gate.
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From here we head off to the delights of Cape Town, more A340's to follow...

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