On This Day - April 17, 1968.

The Qantas Airways Boeing 707-338C VH-EAD 'City of Melbourne' entered service, operating Sydney (Kingsford Smith) to Christchurch (New Zealand).

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On This Day - April 17, 1971.

The Trans-Australia Airlines Vickers Viscount 816 VH-TVQ, having been sold to Far Eastern Air Transport, departed Melbourne (Essendon) on its ferry flight to Taiwan (Taipei).

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On This Day - April 17, 2002.

The Qantas Airways Boeing 737-838 VH-VXF 'Sunshine Coast' entered service, operating Flight QF677 from Melbourne (Tullamarine) to Adelaide (West Beach).

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On This Day - April 17, 2015.

The Qantas Airways Airbus A330-202 VH-EBJ 'Margaret River' returned to service following its return from lease to Jetstar Airways and a major cabin reconfiguration, operating Flight QF597 from Brisbane to Perth.

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