Taylor Swift arrives in Australia: 1500 people watch as flight from Hawaii makes its way to Melbourne

There are thousands of planes in the air at the moment but there is one crossing Hawaii that has become the globe’s most-tracked flight with almost 1500 people watching its trek across the Pacific.

Flight VJT993 from Honolulu is carrying the global pop-culture phenomenon Taylor Swift, who is scheduled to land in Melbourne for the Australian leg of her massively popular Eras Tour at 12.40am on Thursday.

Swift is travelling on a Bombardier Global 6000, a luxurious private jet that boasts a maximum range of 6000 nautical miles with a capacity of up to 17 passengers.

She is scheduled to arrive in Melbourne at 12.33am on Thursday, giving her roughly two days to manage her jetlag before she takes the stage for her first Australian show since 2018.

It’s been a busy week already for the superstar, who left Tokyo’s Haneda Airport headed for Los Angeles’ LAX airport over the weekend.

After spending just a few days in the US, making the treck across the globe to watch her boyfriend Travis Kelce as he won the Super Bowl, she was already off heading to Australia.

Swift fever is reaching an elevated pitch in Australia, with thousands of Swifties ready to crowd into the Melbourne Cricket Ground from February 16 to 18 and the Accor Stadium in Sydney from February 23 to 26 for her performances.

Her tour is expected to inject hundreds of millions of dollars into the Australian economy, with more than 600,000 tickets sold.

Ms Swift Australian tour comes just days after she celebrated her partner Travis Kelce’s epic Superbowl win with the Kansas City Chiefs against the San Francisco49ers in Las Vegas.

The American football spectacular was the largest televised sporting event in US history with more 123.4 million viewers.

It is widely thought Ms Swift’s presence at the stadium to watch Mr Kelce play draw in more viewers to the event.

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