On This Day - August 20, 1977.

The Douglas DC-4-1009 VH-EDA 'Tasmanian Enterprise' was ferried from Sydney (Kingsford Smith) to Melbourne (Essendon) on delivery to Air Express.

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On This Day - August 20, 1979.

Air Express ceased all operations due to financial problems.

 

On This Day - August 20, 1986.

The Australian Airlines Boeing 727-276A VH-TBP 'John Macarthur' returned to service following its repaint, operating Flight TN22 from Melbourne (Tullamarine) to Adelaide (West Beach).

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On This Day - August 20, 1986.

The Australian Airlines Boeing 737-376 VH-TAG 'Advance' entered service, operating Flight TN472 from Sydney (Kingsford Smith) to Melbourne (Tullamarine).

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On This Day - August 20, 2003.

Scrapping of the Ansett Airlines Boeing 767-277 VH-RME at Melbourne (Tullamarine) commenced.

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On This Day - August 20, 2009.

The Australian air Express Boeing 727-277LRF VH-VLI, having been sold to Airmark Asia, departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on its delivery flight to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).

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On This Day - August 20, 2011.

The Qantas Airways Boeing 747-438 VH-OJM 'Gosford' arrived at Sydney (Kingsford Smith), having completed its ferry flight from Singapore via Hong Kong, where it had been repainted into the airline's 'New Roo' livery. It returned to service the same day, operating Flight QF21 from Sydney (Kingsford Smith) to Japan (Tokyo / Narita).

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On This Day - August 20, 2016.

The Airwork New Zealand Boeing 737-484SF N962NZ arrived at Auckland (New Zealand) having completed its delivery flight from the United States (Alabama / Dothan) where it had been converted to an 'all-freight' configuration. It was reregistered as ZK-TLL before it entered service.

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On This Day - August 20, 2017.

The QantasLink Bombardier DHC-8-315Q VH-SBT was ferried from Townsville to Brisbane as Flight QLK2514, after being repainted into the airline's 'Silver Roo' livery by Flying Colours. The aircraft was now named 'Rockhampton'.

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On This Day - August 20, 2020.

The Virgin Australia Boeing 737-8FE VH-YFG 'Hanson Bay' operated its last passenger service as Flight VA469 from Perth to Brisbane. It was then stored at Brisbane before being ferried to the United States for storage.

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On This Day - August 20, 2020.

The Virgin Australia Boeing 737-8FE VH-YFI 'Porpoise Bay' operated its last passenger service as Flight VA705 from Hobart to Brisbane. It was then stored at Brisbane before being ferried to the United States for storage.

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On This Day - August 20, 2020.

The Virgin Australia Boeing 737-8FE VH-YFP 'Nobby's Beach' operated its last passenger service as Flight VA1274 from Mt Isa to Brisbane. It was then stored at Brisbane before being ferried to the United States for storage.

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