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
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
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.)