VH-VQX. Airbus A320-232. c/n 2322.

Was also registered as: 9V-VQX; EI-FFO; B-LCB.


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-WWDV' - October 15, 2004

Ferried Toulouse - Chateauroux for interior fit-out as AIB332A - Otober 15, 2004

Ferried Chateauroux - Toulouse on completion of the interior fit-out as AIB332B - November 26, 2004

Entered onto the Singapore Aircraft Register as 9V-VQX - November 2004

Accepted by Qantas Airways at Toulouse - November 30, 2004

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Singapore as JST002 - December 05, 2004

It arrived at Singapore on completion of the delivery flight - December 07, 2004

Delivery route: Toulouse - Dubai - Singapore

Jetstar Asia titles were applied at Singapore after the delivery

Ferried Singapore - Darwin as JSA9002 - March 14, 2005

Ferried Darwin - Newcastle as JQ702 - March 14, 2005

Cancelled from the Singapore Aircraft Register - March 14, 2005

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VQX - March 14, 2005

Registered to RIL Aviation VQX Pty Ltd

Leased to Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Operated its first revenue service Melbourne (Avalon) - Maroochydore as JQ364 - March 23, 2005

Operated its final revenue service Darwin - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as JQ677 - April 07, 2014

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to Singapore as JQ7993 - April 07, 2014

It arrived at Singapore (Seletar) for return to the lessor and end-of-lease maintenance - April 07, 2014

Ferry route: Melbourne - Darwin - Singapore

Test flown Singaore (Seletar) - Singapore (Seletar) as JQ7990 - May 30, 2014

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 13, 2014

Entered onto the Irish Aircraft Register as EI-FFO - June 16, 2014

Registered to Hong Kong Aviation Capital Leasing No 2 Ltd, Dublin, Ireland

It was observed at Singapore (Seletar) in an all-white livery as 'EI-FFO' - June 30, 2014

Ferried Singapore - Hohor Bahru - Hong Kong in the Hong Kong Express Airways livery - July 20, 2014

Cancelled from the Irish Aircraft Register - July 23, 2014

Entered onto the Hong Kong Aircraft Register as B-LCB - July 23, 2014

Registered to Hong Kong Aviation Capital Leasing No 2 Ltd, Dublin, Ireland

Leased to Hong Kong Express Airways as the registered operator

The aircraft was named 'Haa Gaau'

It acquired the 'Kagawa SanukuUdon - Ritsurin Garden' special livery - 2017

Current with Hong Kong Express Airways



VH-VQX. Jetstar - in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 19, 2005.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 0320-262.)

VH-VQX. Jetstar - in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, January 2008.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-125.)

VH-VQX. Jetstar - in the original livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 20, 2013.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0320-810.)

VH-VQX. Jetstar - in the original livery at Melbourne Avalon Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0321-105.)