VH-VXG. Boeing 737-838. c/n 30901-1102.

 

This aircraft was originally ordered by American Airlines as 'N985AM' but it was not taken up

The order was taken over by Qantas Airways Ltd and officially announced - October 28, 2001

Allocated the Boeing Block Number YC884

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VXG - December 20, 2001

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - March 07, 2002

First flown as VH-VXG - March 15, 2002

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines and fitted with winglets

Accepted by R. Leplaw for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - April 03, 2002

This was the 124th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 10th Boeing 737 delivered new to Qantas Airways

The aircraft was named ‘Port Douglas’

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6020 - April 19, 2002

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - April 21, 2002

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Sydney

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Adelaide as QF761 - April 21, 2002

Registered to 738 Leasing 2 Pty Ltd - August 15, 2005

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Operated last service in the old livery Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF611 - February 20, 2013

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6155 - February 22, 2013

Unveiled at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport in new 'Bring It On' livery - February 25, 2013

Livery designed to promote to the upcoming British 'Lions' rugby union tour of Australia

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Cairns as QF927 - February 25, 2013

Operated last service in the 'Bring It On' livery Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF635 - October 04, 2013

'Bring It On' decals were removed at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - October 05, 2013

Returned to service in standard livery Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF422 - October 06, 2013

Registered to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney - July 18, 2014

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-VXG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Douglas' in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 2003.

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VH-VXG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Douglas' in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 2003.

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VH-VXG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Douglas' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, July 2008.

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VH-VXG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Douglas' in the standard livery with additional 'Bring It On' decals at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, February 27, 2013.

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VH-VXG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Douglas' in the standard livery with additional 'Bring It On' decals at Perth Airport, March 03, 2013.

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VH-VXG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Douglas' in the standard livery with additional 'Bring It On' decals at Perth Airport, March 03, 2013.

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VH-VXG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Douglas' in the standard livery with additional 'Bring It On' decals at Perth Airport, March 03, 2013.

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VH-VXG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Douglas' in the standard livery with additional 'Bring It On' decals at Adelaide Airport, March 11, 2013.

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VH-VXG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Douglas' in the standard livery with additional 'Bring It On' decals at Adelaide Airport, March 11, 2013.

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VH-VXG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Douglas' in the standard livery with additional 'Bring It On' decals at Adelaide Airport, June 24, 2013.

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VH-VXG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Douglas' in the standard livery with additional 'Bring It On' decals at Adelaide Airport, July 14, 2013.

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VH-VXG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Douglas' in the standard livery with additional 'Bring It On' decals at Adelaide Airport, August 05, 2013.

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VH-VXG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Douglas' in the standard livery with additional 'Bring It On' decals at Adelaide Airport, August 12, 2013.

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VH-VXG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Douglas' in the standard livery with additional 'Bring It On' decals at Adelaide Airport, August 12, 2013.

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VH-VXG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Douglas' in the standard livery with additional 'Bring It On' decals at Adelaide Airport, August 15, 2013.

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VH-VXG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Douglas' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, October 12, 2013.

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VH-VXG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Douglas' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, November 15, 2013.

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VH-VXG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Douglas' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, July 10, 2014.

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VH-VXG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Douglas' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 08, 2015.

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VH-VXG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Douglas' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 08, 2015.

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VH-VXG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Douglas' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, January 02, 2016.

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VH-VXG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Douglas' in the revised livery at Brisbane Airport, July 07, 2016.

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