VH-YIG. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 38711-3921.

 

Ordered new by Virgin Blue Australia Pty Ltd

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-YIG - November 01, 2011

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

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - January 17, 2012

First flown rom Renton (Boeing Field) in new Virgin Australia livery as BOE834 - January 30, 2012

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26/3 engines

Aircraft fitted with the new 'Sky' interior and configured with 8 Business Class and 168 Economy Class seats

Accepted by Virgin Australia at Seattle (Boeing Field) - February 09, 2012

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as DL9080 - February 09, 2012

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - February 11, 2012

Delivery route: Seattle - Lihue - Nadi - Brisbane

Aircraft is named 'Kings Beach'

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Adelaide as DJ1384 - February 17, 2012

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines

 

VH-YIG. Virgin Australia - 'Kings Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, March 26, 2012.

(N. K. Daw Copyright Image 4620-620.)

VH-YIG. Virgin Australia - 'Kings Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, March 26, 2012.

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VH-YIG. Virgin Australia - 'Kings Beach' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, June 22, 2012.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 462-584.)