VH-VQS. Airbus A320-232. c/n 2515.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd for lease to Jetstar - ?

Powered by IAE V2527-A5 engines

First flown at Toulouse as F-WWIE - July 26, 2005

Ferried Toulouse - Hamburg (Finkenwerder) for interior fit-out as AIB515A - July 27, 2005

Ferried Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - Toulouse after the fit-out was completed as AIB515B - August 19, 2005

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VQS - September 01, 2005

Registered to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney

Leased to Jetstar Airways Pty Limited, Sydney as the registered operator

Accepted by Qantas Airways at Toulouse - September 07, 2005

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia as JST990 - September 08, 2005

Arrived Newcastle on completion of the delivery flight - September 11, 2005

Delivery route: Toulouse - Dubai - Phuket - Darwin - Newcastle

Ferried Newcastle - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as JQ7981 - September 16, 2005

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Coolangatta as JQ174 - September 17, 2005

Registered to RIL Aviation VQS Pty Ltd - September 21, 2005

Leased to Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd as the registered opertator

Ferried Sydney - Christchurch in preparation for trans-Tasman services as JQ7981 - November 25, 2005

Operated inaugural Christchurch - Sydney - Christchurh service as JQ410/409 - December 01, 2005

Operated inaugural Christchurch - Brisbane - Christchurch service as JQ416/413 - December 01, 2005

Current with Jetstar Airways

 

VH-VQS. Jetstar - in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, October 2006.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-112.)

VH-VQS. Jetstar - in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2008.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-134.)

VH-VQS. Jetstar - in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2008.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-135.)

VH-VQS. Jetstar - in the original livery at Christchurch Airport, December 31, 2012.

(Z. Rae Copyright Image 0320-709.)

VH-VQS. Jetstar - in the original livery at Christchurch Airport, December 31, 2012.

(Z. Rae Copyright Image 0320-707.)

VH-VQS. Jetstar - in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 10, 2013.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0320-307.)