On This Day - December 19, 1959.

The Qantas Airways Lockheed 188C VH-ECB 'Pacific Explorer' operated the airline's inaugural Electra service from Sydney (Kingsford Smith) to Hong Kong (Kai Tak) via Port Morseby - Biak - Manila.

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On This Day - December 19, 1981.

The Ansett Airlines Boeing 727-277A VH-RMN was badly damaged at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) when a Pioneer Bus was driven under the aircraft's wing. It took 26 days to complete the repairs. The bus driver had his tarmac access cancelled.

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On This Day - December 19, 1990.

The Qantas Airways Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGH 'City of Parramatta' entered service, operating Flight QF531 from Honolulu to Sydney (Kingsford Smith).

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On This Day - December 19, 1998.

The Ansett Australia Boeing 747-312 VH-INH operated its final revenue service as Flight AN880 from Indonesia (Denpasar) to Sydney (Kingsford Smith).

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On This Day - December 19, 2010.

The Qantas Airways Airbus A330-202 VH-EBP 'Ningaloo Reef' entered service, operating Flight QF581 from Sydney (Kingsford Smith) to Perth.

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On This Day - December 19, 2018.

The Air New Zealand Airbus A321-271NX ZK-NNC entered service, operating Flight NZ992 from Auckland to Apia.

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