On This Day - January 18, 1934.

Qantas Empire Airways Limited was formed as a joint venture between QANTAS and Imperial Airways of London, to operate the Empire Air Mail scheme between the United Kingdom and Australia. QEA was responsible for operating the Singapore to Brisbane sector of the route.

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On This Day - January 18, 1969.

The Trans-Austrlia Airlines Fokker F.27-6152 Friendship VH-TQQ 'David Collins' arrived at Melbourne (Essendon) having completed its delivery flight from the Netherlands (Amsterdam / Schiphol).

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On This Day - January 18, 1987.

The Trans-Austrlia Airlines Douglas DC-9-31 VH-TJJ 'Hamilton Hume' operated its last revenue service as Flight TN455 from Brisbane to Melbourne (Tullamarine). It was withdrawn from use and prepared for its return to Australian Aircraft Sales, having flown 48,683 hours with 52,174 cycles.

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On This Day - January 18, 2014.

The Qantas Airways Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGP 'Forbes' departed Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on its ferry flight to the United States (California / Victorville) as Flight QF6019 for storage and eventual sale.

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