On This Day - September 05, 1959.

The Qantas Airways Boeing 707-138 VH-EBA 'City of Melbourne' operated the airline's inaugural Australia - United Kingdom Boeing 707 service via the United States, flying Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Nadi - Honolulu - San Francisco - New York - London (Heathrow).

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On This Day - September 05, 1965.

The Qantas Airways Boeing 707-338C VH-EBP 'Alice Springs' entered service, operating a special charter flight for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra from Sydney (Kingsford Smith) to London (Heathrow).

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On This Day - September 05, 1994.

The Ansett Australia Boeing 747-312 VH-INH entered service, operating Flight AN881 from Sydney (Kingsford Smith) to Tokyo (Kansai).

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On This Day - September 05, 2001.

The Boeing 767-35HER C-GGBJ, having been repainted into the Ansett Australia livery in preparation for its sub-lease to Ansett, was ferried from Toronto to Montreal (Canada) ready for hand-over. The aircraft was never delivered as Ansett cancelled the sub-lease before it suspended all operations on September 13.

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On This Day - September 05, 2003.

The Qantas Jetconnect Boeing 737-376 ZK-JNH operated the airline's inaugural Christchurch (New Zealand) to Brisbane service as Flight QF56.

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On This Day - September 05, 2003.

The Virgin Blue Boeing 737-705 'Sultry Sapphire' entered service, operating Flight DJ750 from Brisbane to Adelaide (West Beach).

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On This Day - September 05, 2009.

The REX Regional Express SAAB 340B N394AE arrived at Wagga Wagga having completed its delivery flight from the United States (Nashville). It was reregistered as VH-ZRI before it entered service.

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On This Day - September 05, 2013.

The Virgin Australia Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIV 'Cylinder Beach' entered service, operating Flight VA304 from Brisbane to Melbourne (Tullamarine).

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On This Day - September 05, 2014.

The Jetstar Airways Boeing 787-8 VH-VKG entered service, operating Flight JQ25 from Cairns to Tokyo (Narita).

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