On This Day - June 19, 1961.

The Trans-Australia Airlines Lockheed 188A Electra VH-TLB 'John Gilbert' set a speed record of 119 minutes for the flight between Melbourne (Essendon) and Brisbane.

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On This Day - June 19, 1966.

The Ansett-ANA Victorian Air Coach Services Douglas DC-3 VH-ANQ was transferred to Airlines of N.S.W. It acquired the 'Airlines of N.S.W.' titles 10 days later.

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On This Day - June 19, 1971.

The Trans-Australia Airlines Douglas DC-9-31 VH-TJK 'Douglas Mawson' had the honour of operating the last airline passenger service into Melbourne (Essendon) Airport. It was operating Flight TN457 from Sydney (Kingsford Smith). All operations were then transferred to Melbourne (Tullamarine).

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On This Day - June 19, 2018.

The Alliance Airlines Fokker F28-0100 VH-XWT operated the inaugural Brisbane - Alice Springs service on behalf of Virgin Australia Airlines as Flight VOZ1023.

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