VH-KDQ. SAAB 340B. c/n 325.


This aircraft was built by Saab Aircraft AB, Linkoping, Sweden - 1992

First flown with test registration 'SE-C25' - November 12, 1992

Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-KVO - December 30, 1992

Registered to Handelsbanken Finans AB, Stockholm

Leased to Skyways AB, Sweden as the registered operator

Accepted by Skyways at Linkoping - December 30, 1992

This aircraft was exchanged / leased to Ansett Australia for one of its Fokker 50s - March 02, 1996

Kendell Airlines had been purchased by TNT / News Ltd, the parent company of Ansett Airlines - June 1990

Arrived Wagga Wagga on completion of its ferry flight - March 09, 1996

Cancelled from the Swedish Aircraft Register - March 12, 1996

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-KDQ - March 13, 1996

Registered to Kendell Airlines (Australia) Pty Ltd, Wagga Wagga, Australia

Entered service with 'Capital Shuttle' titles on the Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Canberra route

Operated its first revenue service - March 1996

Ansett suspended all operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

Operated its last revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Wagga Wagga as AN6310 - September 13, 2001

Withdrawn from service and stored at Wagga Wagga

Returned to service under administration Wagga Wagga - ? - October 03, 2001

Kendell Airlines was sold to Australiawide Airlines operating as Regional Express Airlines (REX) - August 01, 2002

Operated its first revenue service with Regional Express Airlines (REX) - August 05, 2002

Registered to Australiawide Airlines Ltd t/a Regional Express Airlines - September 19, 2002

This was the last Saab to acquire the REX livery - August 2004

Registered to Handelsbanken Finans AB, Sweden - June 30, 2006

Leased to Regional Express Airlines as the registered operator

Registered to Regional Express Holdings Ltd, Wagga Wagga - March 03, 2011

Current with Regional Express Airlines


VH-KDQ. Kendell - in the Ansett 'Starmark' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1045-008.)