ZK-ZQH. Boeing 737-838. c/n 39357-3743.
Ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd
Was originally allocated the registration 'VH-VZQ' but this 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 as BOE577 from Renton (Paine Field) - Renton (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 Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - August 18, 2011
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
Aircraft named 'Charles Upham'
Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Auckland as QF25 - August 24, 2011
Current with Qantas (Jetconnect)
ZK-ZQH. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Charles Upham' in the standard 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 standard livery at Christchurch Airport, February 2012.
(G. Reid Copyright Image 4620-712.)
ZK-ZQH. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Charles Upham' in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, May 13, 2012.
(Z. Rae Copyright Image 4621-358.)