The extra Cathay Pacific flight - operated by Airbus A330-300 B-HLV, which is believed to be in Cathay Pacific's Domestic seating configuration - arrived in Cairns from Hong Kong (VHHH) a bit after 8:00am as CX2103. It departed for Hong Kong (VHHH) as CX2146 after a stopover of almost two hours.
Also visiting was China Southern's Airbus A330-200 B-5917 from Guangzhou (ZGGG) as CZ6017. It departed back to Guangzhou (ZGGG) as CZ6017 two hours later.
Many tails at International!
Another charter flight, which may not be linked to the Chinese New Year flights, was Thomson Boeing 757-200 G-OOBD from Apia (NSFA) as BY957. It is believed to be operating another round the world charter flight.
Another visitor was Toll/Airwork Boeing 737-300F ZK-TLD from Townsville (YBTL) as TFR95.
At the time of this post, it has departed Cairns and is currently flying to Brisbane (YBBN) as TFR91.