VH-VUP. Boeing 737-8FE. c/n 36604-2650.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) with winglets - June 02, 2008

Entered on the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VUP - June 10, 2008

Registered to VBNC9 Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd, Brisbane as the registered operator

First flown as 'VH-VUP' in in the standard Pacific Blue livery - June 12, 2008

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

Accepted by Virgin Blue at Seattle (Boeing Field) - June 27, 2008

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as DJ9086 - June 27, 2008

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - June 29, 2008

Delivery route: Seattle - Lihue - Nadi - Brisbane

Aircraft was named 'Holly Hunter' but the name was not painted on the side of the aircraft

Ferried Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) for storage as DJ9060 - July 04, 2008

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 29, 2008

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-PBK - July 31, 2008

Leased to Pacific Blue Airlines (N.Z.) Ltd, Christchurch as the registered operator

Aircraft renamed 'Maiden New Zealand'

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Christchurch as DJ62 - August 09, 2008

Pacific Blue was renamed Virgin Australia Airlines (NZ) - December 2011

Operated last service in Pacific Blue livery Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Christchurch as VA134 - July 04, 2014

Repainted into the standard Virgin Australia livery at Christchurch - July 05 - 21, 2014

Aircraft was renamed 'Lighthouse Beach'

Ferried Christchurch - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as VA9949 - July 21, 2014

Operated first service in new livery Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Nadi as VA185 - July 21, 2014

Operated final service as ZK-PBK Brisbane - Port Villa - Brisbane as VA171 / VA170 - March 09, 2015

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - March 10, 2015

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VUP - March 10, 2015

Registered to VBNC9 Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland

Leased to Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Operated first Virgin Australia service Brisbane - Mackay as VOZ607 - March 14, 2015

Current with Virgin Australia Airlines

 

ZK-PBK. Pacific Blue - 'Maiden New Zealand' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, May 07, 2011.

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ZK-PBK. Pacific Blue - 'Maiden New Zealand' in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, April 19, 2014.

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VH-VUP. Virgin Australia - 'Lighthouse Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 14, 2015.

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VH-VUP. Virgin Australia - 'Lighthouse Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 14, 2015.

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VH-VUP. Virgin Australia - 'Lighthouse Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 26, 2015.

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VH-VUP. Virgin Australia - 'Lighthouse Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 25, 2016.

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VH-VUP. Virgin Australia - 'Lighthouse Beach' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 09, 2017.

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