Virgin Australia confirmed it was closing its New Zealand bases last Friday.
Lufthansa and Condor aircraft have landed in Christchurch and Auckland.
The Boeing aircraft is said to have had an issue with its de-icing equipment.
It's one of the airline industry's most dramatic moves yet to survive the COVID-19 pandemic.
The flight will land in Brisbane on Thursday.
Demand has dropped by 99 percent.
The CAA has cleared the air over the question of drone use.
Suggestions include NFX and CHL.
The discovery caused delays for seven Qantas flights.
The airline's revenue is expected to drop by about 90 percent.
It was the last international flight before the airline suspended its services.
The change is most obvious in Europe and Asia.
It's one of the last airlines operating during the pandemic, including NZ flights.
It's was travelling a route not normally taken by large commercial aircraft.
The flight is due to depart on Friday.
The schedule reveals the massive cuts made to the airline's capacity.
The airline has announced its interim international schedule.
While the route is currently suspended, it's unlikely to return.
The airline is cutting 90 percent of its domestic flights.
All 259 Emirates passenger aircraft will be grounded.