ZK-ZQG. Boeing 737-838. c/n 34190-3683.

 

Ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd

This aircraft was originally allocated the registration 'VH-VZN' but it was not taken up

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - May 27, 2011

First flown as BOE574 as N1786B - June 09, 2011

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B24 engines

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-ZQG - June 22, 2011

Registered to Qantas Airways Lty Ltd, Sydney

Leased to Jetconnect Ltd, Manukau, New Zealand as the registered operator

Accepted by Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - June 22, 2011

Configured with 12 Business Class and 156 Economy Class seats

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6024 - June 22, 2011

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - June 24, 2011

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Brisbane - Melbourne

Delivery flight Nadi - Auckland - Melbourne was cancelled due to airspace closure caused by a volcanic ash cloud

Aircraft named 'Ernest Rutherford'

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Auckland as QF25 - June 28, 2011

Current with Qantas Jetconnect

 

ZK-ZQG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Ernest Rutherford' in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, May 21, 2012.

(Z. Rae Copyright Image 4621-357.)

ZK-ZQG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Ernest Rutherford' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, June 22, 2012.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-713.)

ZK-ZQG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Ernest Rutherford' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 28, 2016.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-163.)