VH-VQU. Airbus A320-232. c/n 2455.

 

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-WWDJ' in the Jetstar livery - May 27, 2005

Ferried Toulouse - Hamburg (Finkenwerder) for interior fit-out as AIB455A - May 27, 2005

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VQU - May 27, 2005

Registered to Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd

Ferried Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - Toulouse after the fit-out was completed as AIB455B - June 07, 2005

Accepted by Qantas Airways at Toulouse for Jetstar - June 20, 2005

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia as JQ7990 - June 21, 2005

Arrived Newcastle on completion of the delivery flight - June 24, 2005

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

Ferried Newcastle - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as JQ7981 - June 29, 2005

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Coolangatta as JQ226 - June 29, 2005

Registered to RIL Aviation VQU Pty Ltd - July 22, 2005

Leased to Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Ferried Sydney - Christchurch prior to inaugural Jetstar International service - November 29, 2005

Operated inaugural Christchurch - Melbourne - Christchurch service as JQ406/405 - December 03, 2005

Operated inaugural Christchurch - Coolangatta - Christchurch service as JQ418/417 - December 03, 2005

Registered to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney - June 03, 2016

Leased to Jetstar Airways Pty Limited as the registered operator

Operated last Jetstar service Perth - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as JQ973 - March 17, 2018

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Darwin - Singapore (Seletar) as JQ8997 - March 18, 2018

Repainted in Singapore into the QantasLink livery to be operated by Network Aviation, Perth

This aircraft is the second Airbus A320 to acquire the QantasLink livery

Ferried Singapore (Seletar) - Perth as JQ8996 - April 13, 2018

The aircraft was named 'River Red Gum'

Operated first QantasLink revenue service Perth - Karratha as 'Network 2642' - April 26, 2018

Registered to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney - April 30, 2018

Leased to Network Aviation, Belmont, Western Australia as the registered operator

Current with QantasLink

 

VH-VQU. Jetstar - in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 17, 2005.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 0320-259.)

VH-VQU. Jetstar - in the original livery at Perth Airport, July 06, 2012.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0321-052.)

VH-VQU. Jetstar - in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, July 27, 2013.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0321-022.)

VH-VQU. Jetstar - in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 28, 2013.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0320-844.)

VH-VQU. Jetstar - in the original livery at Perth Airport, April 04, 2014.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0321-058.)

VH-VQU. QantasLink - 'River Red Gum' in the 'SilverRoo' livery at Perth Airport, April 29, 2018.

(D. Gibbs Copyright Image 0321-075.)

VH-VQU. QantasLink - 'River Red Gum' in the 'SilverRoo' livery at Perth Airport, April 29, 2018.

(D. Gibbs Copyright Image 0321-077.)

VH-VQU. QantasLink - 'River Red Gum' in the 'SilverRoo' livery at Perth Airport, April 29, 2018.

(D. Gibbs Copyright Image 0321-076.)

VH-VQU. QantasLink - 'River Red Gum' in the 'SilverRoo' livery at Perth Airport, August 18, 2018.

(D. Gibbs Copyright Image 0321-079.)