Yesterday afternoon marked the first service between Melbourne and South America. ‘LAN805’ flown by CC-BGN arrived just short of 7pm in some very gloomy and windy weather. After a short layover it began its trip back to Santiago as ‘LAN804’ well after dark!

Latam has been eagerly awaited since the end of last year and finally that wait has come to an end. The 3x weekly service operates during the busy evening rush and is an awesome addition to the line up.

Without further ado, I hope you enjoy Latam Airline’s Boeing 787-9 inaugural service at Melbourne Airport!



Airport: Melbourne Airport Tullamarine [YMML / MEL]
Country: Australia
Origin & Destination: Santiago
Flight Numbers: LAN805 & LAN804
Registration: CC-BGN

Spotting location: Operations Road



Camera: Panasonic HC VXF990
External Mic: Rode VideoMic Pro + Deadcat
Editing Software: Adobe Premier Pro CC
Tripod: Libec LX7 + H38B Fluid Head



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  1. Spectacular catches – really happy that MEL gets LATAM as well now – I had no idea the departure was at night? Have you had the LAN coloured 787's visit yet? I hope you get the opportunity as that's a very pretty livery 🙂

  2. Stunning take on the inaugural flight! Loved the transitions between the various close-ups of the aircraft! Your night footage turned out incredibly well and your smooth filming is amazing!! Huge like! It was great catching up again!!

  3. Can't believe I was in bali when this beauty landed! She's a beauty! Can't wait to see her when I get out there! Love the video, and especially the Water Salute! Still need to see one of those too!

  4. beautiful plane I love the logo of the new image of latam 787-9 dreamliner come from my city santiago de chile and my beautiful country chile I hope that someday fly and meet melbourne another beautiful city. greetings from santiago de chile. congrats

  5. Stunning footage mate, great to have the water canon salute included too. That night shot of it departing there towards the end was truly exceptional. Well done for staying around to catch that. Well put together as always. Liked.

  6. So many inaugural flights at Melbourne, you are so lucky 😉 Definitely thumbs up for this superb catch mate, really enjoyed the watersalute as always 😉

  7. While LATAM Chile flew only to Sydney via Auckland with their 787-9s I had a hunch they’d fly to Melbourne. Soon thereafter LATAM Chile Confirmed they’d fly to Melbourne from October 6 2017. Luckily I caught the inaugural flight on FR24 taking to the skies from Santiago de Chile and traversing the Chilean Coastline. Thanks a million for filming LATAM Chile’s Inaugural 787-9 Arrival. I’m sure LATAM Brazil will fly to Melbourne someday.

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