VH-VBY. Boeing 737-7FE. c/n 34323-1751.


 

Ordered new by Virgin Blue Airlines

Rolled off Boeing production line at Renton with winglets fitted - June 28, 2005

First flown VH-VBY - July 09, 2005

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B22 engines

Observed at Boeing Field in special blue livery with '50th Aircraft' titles on fuselage - July 18, 2005

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VBY - July 22, 2005

Registered to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd, Brisbane

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as DJ9081 - July 28, 2005

Arrived Brisbane at the conclusion of the delivery flight - July 31, 2005

Delivery route: Seattle - Lihue/Hawaii - Nadi - Coolangatta - Brisbane

Aircraft was originally to be named 'Bondi Babe' but named 'Virgin-ia-Blue'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as DJ204 - August 09, 2005

Registered to VB700 2009 Pty Ltd, Brisbane - April 23, 2009

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd, Spring Hill as the registered operator

Virgin Blue was renamed Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd - May 04, 2011

Ferried Brisbane - Townsville as DJ9071 to be repainted into the new livery - January 09, 2012

Was first Boeing 737-700 to acquire the new corporate livery

Aircraft renamed 'Kingston Beach'

Ferried Townsville - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as DJ9072 - January 24, 2012

Returned to service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as DJ813 - January 24, 2012

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines

 


 

VH-VBY. Virgin Blue - in the special '50th aircraft' livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2005.

VH-VBY. Virgin Blue - in the special '50th aircraft' livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2005.

VH-VBY. Virgin Blue - in the special '50th aircraft' livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2005.

VH-VBY. Virgin Blue - in the special '50th aircraft' livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2005.

VH-VBY. Virgin Blue - in the special '50th aircraft' livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2005.

VH-VBY. Virgin Blue - in the special '50th aircraft' livery at Adelaide Airport, February 2006.
VH-VBY. Virgin Blue - in the special '50th aircraft' livery at Perth Airport, December 2008.
VH-VBY. Virgin Blue - in the special '50th aircraft' livery at Perth Airport, April 2009.
VH-VBY. Virgin Blue - in the special '50th aircraft' livery at Perth Airport, May 2009.
VH-VBY. Virgin Blue - in the special '50th aircraft' livery at Adelaide Airport, May 2010.
VH-VBY. Virgin Australia - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, January 2012.

VH-VBY. Virgin Australia - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, May 2013.

VH-VBY. Virgin Australia - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, September 2013.

VH-VBY. Virgin Australia - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, September 2013.
VH-VBY. Virgin Australia - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, October 2013.
VH-VBY. Virgin Australia - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, October 2013.
VH-VBY. Virgin Australia - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, October 2014.
VH-VBY. Virgin Australia - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, October 2014.
VH-VBY. Virgin Australia - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, April 2016.