VH-VOR. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 33799-1462.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Virgin Blue Airlines - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton without winglets - February 12, 2004

First flown as ZK-PBD - February 20, 2004

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

Seen at Renton in primer with 'ZK-PBD' registration - February 25, 2004

Registration ZK-PBD was not taken up and it was removed from the aircraft

Entered on the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VOR - March 11, 2004

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Accepted by Virgin Blue at Seattle (Boeing Field) in the standard Pacific Blue livery - March 17, 2004

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to New Zealand - March 17, 2004

Arrived Christchurch on completion of the delivery flight - March 19, 2004

Delivery route: Seattle - Kahului - Pago Pago - Christchurch

Fitted with winglets during pre-service layup

Ferried Christchurch - Melbourne (Tullamarine) on delivery to Virgin Blue as DJ9085 - April 16, 2004

Aircraft was named 'Territory Tinkerbelle'

Placed in short term storage at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport on arrival

Operated first Virgin Blue revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as DJ329 - May 13, 2004

Operated final Virgin Blue service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as DJ336 - October 16, 2006

Ferried Melbourne - Christchurch - October 17, 2006

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 17, 2006

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-PBF - October 18, 2005

Leased to Pacific Blue Airlines (N.Z.) Ltd as the registered operator

Repainted at Christchurch in the standard Polynesian Blue livery

Sub-leased to Polynesian Blue - October 29, 2006

Aircraft renamed 'Tapu Itea'

Ferried Christchurch - Auckland as PBJ9071 - October 29, 2006

Operated first Polynesian Blue revenue service Auckland - Apia as DJ91 - October 30, 2006

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

Polnesian Blue was renamed Virgin Samoa - December 07, 2011

Aircraft operated by Virgin Australia (NZ)

Aircraft features traditional Samoan tattoos on engine cowls designed by Tuifa'asisina Tolouena Sua

Cabin crew uniforms were also redesigned to feature the new imagery

Operated last reveune service in old Polynesian Blue livery Brisbane - Christchurch as DJ82 - January 20, 2012

Underwent maintenance and repaint at Christchurh

Rolled out at Christchurch in new Virgin Samoa livery - February 02, 2012

Aircraft retained name 'Tapu Itea'

Ferried Christchurch - Wellington as DJ9168 - February 22, 2012

Returned to service Wellington - Brisbane as DJ67 - February 22, 2012

Operated last revenue service as 'ZK-PBF' Auckland - Brisbane as VA161 - March 05, 2015

Aircraft underwent maintenance and was reconfigured to seat 8J / 168Y

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - March 06, 2015

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VOR - March 06, 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

Returned to service Brisbane - Adelaide as VA1384 - March 10, 2015

Operated final Virgin Australia revenue service Hamilton Island - Brisbane as VA1496 - January 31, 2016

Ferried Brisbane - Townsville as VA9901 - January 31, 2016

Repainted into the standard Tigerair livery by Flying Colours

Ferried Townsville - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as VA9930 - February 07, 2016

Returned to service with Tigerair Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Denpasar as TT1 - March 23, 2016

Although the aircraft was operated by Tigerair it remained registered to Virgin Australia Airlines

Operated final Tigerair service Perth - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as TT416 - February 23, 2017

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Townsville as VA9903 - March 02, 2017

Repainted into an all-white livery by Flying Colours

Ferried Townsville - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as VA9902 - March 09, 2017

Returned to Virgin Australia service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as VA313 - March 10, 2017

Current with Virgin Australia in all-white livery without titles

 

ZK-PBF. Polynesian Blue - 'Tapu Itea' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, November 2005.

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ZK-PBF. Polynesian Blue - 'Tapu Itea' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, June 2006.

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ZK-PBF. Polynesian Blue - 'Tapu Itea' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, January 2007.

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ZK-PBF. Polynesian Blue - 'Tapu Itea' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, November 15, 2011.

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ZK-PBF. Virgin Samoa - 'Tapu Itea' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, April 01, 2012.

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VH-VOR. Virgin Samoa - 'Tapu Itea' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, March 10, 2015.

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VH-VOR. Virgin Samoa - 'Tapu Itea' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, March 10, 2015.

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VH-VOR. Virgin Samoa - 'Tapu Itea' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, March 10, 2015.

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VH-VOR. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, March 26, 2016.

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VH-VOR. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, March 26, 2016.

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VH-VOR. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, March 26, 2016.

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VH-VOR. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, March 26, 2016.

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VH-VOR. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, March 28, 2016.

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VH-VOR. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, March 28, 2016.

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VH-VOR. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, April 14, 2016.

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VH-VOR. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, April 14, 2016.

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VH-VOR. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, May 01, 2016.

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VH-VOR. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, May 01, 2016.

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VH-VOR. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, May 01, 2016.

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VH-VOR. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, May 04, 2016.

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VH-VOR. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, May 04, 2016.

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VH-VOR. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, May 15, 2016.

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VH-VOR. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, September 18, 2016.

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VH-VOR. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, November 13, 2016.

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VH-VOR. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, November 13, 2016.

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VH-VOR. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, November 13, 2016.

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VH-VOR. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, November 27, 2016.

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