VH-TQK. Bombardier DHC-8-315Q. c/n 600.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways for operation by Eastern Australia Airlines

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GZPO - December 23, 2003

Registered to Bombardier Inc, Downsview

Construction completed at the Bombardier Downsview plant - December 2003

First flown as C-GZPO - January 02, 2004

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PWC123E turboprop engines

The aircraft was configured to seat 50 passengers

Accepted by Qantas Airways at Downsview - January 2004

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - February 05, 2004

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - February 06, 2004

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TQK - February 11, 2004

Registered to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney

Leased to Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Operated first revenue service - ?

Repainted into the standard Jetstar livery at Townsville by Flying Colours - October 2015

Ferried Townsville - Cairns as QF6713 - October 15, 2015

Ferried Cairns - Brisbane for storage pending relocation to New Zealand as QF6670 - November 03, 2015

Ferried Brisbane - Norfolk Island - Auckland - January 25, 2016

Operated first Jetstar New Zealand revenue service Auckland - Nelson as JQ735 - January 26, 2016

Operated the inaugural Jetstar New Zealand Auckland - Palmerston service as JQ365 - February 01, 2016

Jetstar New Zealand services are operated by Eastern Australia Airlines

Current with Jetstar New Zealand

 

VH-TQK. QantasLink - in the old livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 2006.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1920-213.)

VH-TQK. QantasLink - in the old livery at Brisbane Airport, July 2010.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-430.)

VH-TQK. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Auckland Airport, June 15, 2016.

(J. Mounce Copyright Image 1920-716.)

VH-TQK. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Wellington Airport, December 29, 2016.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 1920-963.)