VH-VOO. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 33796-1377.

Was also registered as: ZK-PBA.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Virgin Blue Airlines - ?

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) without winglets - August 17, 2003

First flown as VH-VOO - August 26, 2003

Entered on the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VOO - September 09, 2003

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Accepted by Virgin Blue at Seattle in the Pacific Blue livery - September 16, 2003

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to New Zealand as DJ9087 - September 16, 2003

It arrived at Christchurch on completion of the delivery flight - September 18, 2003

Delivery route: Seattle (Boeing Field) - Kahului - Pago Pago - Christchurch

The aircraft was fitted with winglets during the pre-service layup

Ferried Christchurch - Brisbane on delivery to Virgin Blue as DJ9083 - September 25, 2003

The aircraft was named 'Bonnie Blue'

Operated its first revenue service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as DJ258 - September 30, 2003

Ferried Brisbane - Christchurch as DJ9070 - January 13, 2004

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - January 22, 2004

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-PBA - January 23, 2004

Leased to Pacific Blue (N.Z.) Pty Ltd, Christchurch the registered operator

Flew a proving flight Christchurch - Brisbane - Christchurch as DJ9061/9062 - January 27, 2004

Flew the inaugural Pacific Blue service Christchurch - Brisbane - Christchurch as DJ007/008 - January 29, 2004

Pacific Blue was renamed Virgin Australia Airlines (NZ) - December 2011

The aircraft was repainted into the 'Virgin Australi'a livery at Christchurch - April 2012

The aircraft was renamed 'Peaceful Bay'

Returned to service Christchurch - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as DJ71 - May 02, 2012

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - January 30, 2015

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VOO - January 30, 2015

Registered to Virgin Australia 2013-1 Issuer Co. Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland

Leased to Virgin Australia International Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Current with Virgin Australia

 

 

VH-VOO. Pacific Blue - 'Bonnie Blue' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, October 2003.

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VH-VOO. Pacific Blue - 'Bonnie Blue' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 2003.

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ZK-PBA. Pacific Blue - 'Bonnie Blue' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, February 2004.

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ZK-PBA. Pacific Blue - 'Bonnie Blue' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 29, 2004.

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ZK-PBA. Pacific Blue - 'Bonnie Blue' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, April 2007.

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ZK-PBA. Pacific Blue - 'Bonnie Blue' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, February 04, 2012.

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VH-VOO. Virgin Australia - 'Peaceful Bay' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 09, 2015.

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VH-VOO. Virgin Australia - 'Peaceful Bay' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 29, 2020.

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