On This Day - October 08, 1945.

The Qantas Empire Airways Short S.23C Empire Class flying boat VH-ABG 'Coriolanus' was the first Qantas aircraft to re-enter Singapore after its liberation at the end of World War Two.

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On This Day - October 08, 1961.

The Qantas Airways Lockheed 188C VH-ECB 'Pacific Explorer' operated the airline's inaugural Melbourne (Essendon) - Auckland 'Electra' service.

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On This Day - October 08, 1980.

The Air Niugini Boeing 707-338C P2-ANH was withdrawn from service having operated its last passenger service and stored at Sydney (Kingsford Smith). This was the ex Qantas Airways Boeing 707-338C VH-EBU.

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On This Day - October 08, 2001.

The Ansett Australia Airbus A320-211 VH-HYJ re-entered service 'under administration', operating Flight AN205 from Brisbane to Sydney (Kingsford Smith).

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On This Day - October 08, 2009.

The Virgin Blue Embraer ERJ-190-100IGW VH-ZPN 'Kanga Blue' entered service, operating Flight DJ1212 from Brisbane to Canberra.

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