VH-VQY. Airbus A320-232. c/n 2299.

 

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-WWBV' - September 28, 2004

Ferried Toulouse - Hamburg (Finkenwerder) for interior fit-out as AIB299A - September 30, 2004

Ferried Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - Toulouse after interior fit-out as AIB299B - October 20, 2004

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VQY - November 11, 2004

Registered to Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd, Sydney

Accepted by Qantas Airways at Toulouse - November 18, 2004

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia as JST7990 - November 19, 2004

Arrived Newcastle on completion of the delivery flight - November 22, 2004

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

The aircraft was originally configured with 177 economy seats

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Avalon) as JQ301 - December 01, 2004

Registered to RIL Aviation VQY Pty Ltd - February 28, 2006

Leased to Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd as the registered operator

The aircraft was reconfigured with 180 economy seats - 2011

Operated final revenue service - September 20, 2014

Withdrawn from service and stored

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 27, 2014

Entered onto the Irish Aircraft Register as EI-FGD - November 27, 2014

Registered to Hong Kong Aviation Capital

Entered onto the Chinese Aircraft Register as B-LCE - December 12, 2014

Cancelled from the Irish Aircraft Register - December 15, 2014

Leased to Hong Kong Express Airways as the registered operator

Current with Hong Kong Express Airways

 

VH-VQY. Jetstar - in the original livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, March 2005.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-099.)

VH-VQY. Jetstar - in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 22, 2005.

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VH-VQY. Jetstar - in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 11, 2011.

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VH-VQY. Jetstar - in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 15, 2013.

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VH-VQY. Jetstar - in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 26, 2013.

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VH-VQY. Jetstar - in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 01, 2013.

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VH-VQY. Jetstar - in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 01, 2013.

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VH-VQY. Jetstar - in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 20, 2013.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0320-809.)

VH-VQY. Jetstar - in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 12, 2014.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0320-807.)