ZK-ZQH. Boeing 737-838. c/n 39357-3743.

Was also registered as: VH-VZQ.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - ?

It was allocated the Boeing Block Number 'YL577'

It was originally allocated the Australian registration 'VH-VZQ' but it was not taken up

The construction number '39357' was originally allocated to VH-VZR in error

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - July 26, 2011

First flown Everett (Paine Field) - Seattle (Boeing Field) - August 06, 2011

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B24 engines

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-ZQH - August 18, 2011

Registered to Jetconnect Limited, Manukau, New Zealand

Accepted by R. Trail for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - August 18, 2011

This aircraft was the 173rd Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 53rd Boeing 737 delivered to Qantas

It was configured with 12 Business Class and 156 Economy Class seats

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6024 - August 18, 2011

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - August 21, 2011

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

The aircraft was named 'Charles Upham'

Operated its first Jetconnect revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Auckland as QF25 - August 24, 2011

Operated its final Jetconnect revenue service Auckland - Brisbane as QF120 - November 09, 2018

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - November 09, 2018

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VZQ - November 12, 2018

Registered to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney

The aircraft was renamed 'Beleconnen'

It was returned to Qantas service Brisbane - Cairns as QF798 - November 28, 2018

Current with Qantas Airways

 

 

ZK-ZQH. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Charles Upham' in the 'New Roo' livery at Brisbane Airport, November 20, 2011.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-711.)

ZK-ZQH. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Charles Upham' in the 'New Roo' livery at Christchurch Airport, February 2012.

(G. Reid Copyright Image 4620-712.)

ZK-ZQH. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Charles Upham' in the 'New Roo' livery at Christchurch Airport, May 13, 2012.

(Z. Rae Copyright Image 4621-358.)

VH-VZQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Beleconnen' in the 'New Roo' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 29, 2018.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4622-429.)

VH-VZQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Beleconnen' in the 'New Roo' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 03, 2019.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4622-719.)