VH-VUB. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 34013-1573.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Virgin Blue Pty Ltd - ?

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton without winglets - August 29, 2004

First flown as VH-VUB in the standard Vigin Blue livery - September 03, 2004

Entered on the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VUB - September 19, 2004

Registered to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland

Accepted by Virgin Blue at Seattle (Boeing Field) - September 22, 2004

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia - September 22, 2004

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - September 23, 2004

Delivery route: Seattle - Lihue - Port Vila - Brisbane

Aircraft was named 'Billie Blue'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as DJ308 - October 14, 2004

Fitted with winglets - October 2004

Repainted in Pacific Blue livery by Worland Aviation, Townsville - October 17 - 22, 2007

Operated final Virgin Blue revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Brisbane as DJ271 - October 28, 2007

Ferried Brisbane - Christchurch - October 28 - 29, 2007

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 29, 2007

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-PBJ - November 01, 2007

Registered to Pacific Blue (N.Z.) Ltd, Christchurch

Operated first Pacific Blue revenue service Christchurch - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as DJ71 - November 08, 2007

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

Operated final service as 'ZK-PBJ' Nadi - Brisbane as VA176 - February 13, 2015

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - February 16, 2015

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VUB - February 16, 2015

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

Leased to Virgin Australia International Airlines Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland as the registered operator

Aircraft was renamed 'Trigg Beach'

Returned to service Brisbane - Cairns as VA773 - February 19, 2015

Operated final Virgin Australia service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney as VA841 - October 24, 2015

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Brisbane as VA9901 - October 26, 2015

Ferried Brisbane - Townsville as VA9901 - November 14, 2015

Repainted at Townsville into the standard Tigerair livery by Flying Colours

Ferried Townsville - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as VA9000 in Tigerair livery - November 22, 2015

Stored at Melbourne (Tullamarine) pending the commencement of Tiger Australia International services

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Singapore (Seletar) as VA945 for maintenance - February 23, 2016

Ferried Singapore (Paya Lebar) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as TGW9020 - March 17, 2016

Entered Tigerair service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Denpasar - April 02, 2016

Operated first domestic service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Cairns as TT582 - February 01, 2017

Current with Tigerair

 

ZK-PBJ. Virgin Australia - 'Trigg Beach' in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, November 17, 2012.

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VH-VUB. Virgin Australia - 'Trigg Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 22, 2015.

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VH-VUB. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 28, 2016.

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VH-VUB. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 03, 2016.

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VH-VUB. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 03, 2016.

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VH-VUB. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 25, 2016.

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VH-VUB. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 21, 2016.

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VH-VUB. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 04, 2016.

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VH-VUB. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 04, 2016.

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VH-VUB. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 04, 2016.

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VH-VUB. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 11, 2016.

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VH-VUB. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 11, 2016.

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VH-VUB. Tigerair - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 19, 2017.

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