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


 

Ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd for lease to Jetstar

Powered by IAE V2527-A5 engines

First flown at Toulouse as F-WWDJ - May 27, 2005

Ferried Toulouse - Hamburg (Finkenwerder) as AIB455A for interior fit-out - 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 as AIB455B in full Jetstar livery after fit-out completed - June 7, 2005

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

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

Arrived Newcastle at conclusion of delivery flight - June 24, 2005

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

Ferried Newcastle - Sydney as JQ7981 - June 29, 2005

Operated first revenue service Sydney - Coolangatta as JQ226 - June 29, 2005

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

Leased to Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd as registered operator

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

Operated inaugural Christchurch - Melbourne - Christchurch service as JQ406/405 - December 3, 2005

Operated inaugural Christchurch - Coolangatta - Christchurch service as JQ418/417 - December 3, 2005

Current with Jetstar Airways

 


 

VH-VQU. Jetstar - in the old livery at Adelaide Airport, November 2005.