History Virgin Australia Boeing 737-8FE VH-VOP

Ordered new by Virgin Blue Airlines

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton with winglets - September 11, 2003

First flown as N5573L - September 19, 2003

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

Entered on the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VOP - September 09, 2003

Leased to Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd as registered operator

Accepted by Virgin Blue at Seattle in full Pacific Blue livery - October 09, 2003

Departed Seattle as DJ9081 on delivery flight to Australia - October 14, 2003

Arrived Brisbane at the conclusion of the delivery flight - October 16, 2003

Delivery route: Seattle (Boeing Field) - Kahului - Noumea - Brisbane

Aircraft was named ‘Whitney Sundays’

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Sydney as DJ342 - October 24, 2003

Operated final Virgin Blue revenue service Cairns - Brisbane as DJ876 - January 30, 2005

Ferried Brisbane - Christchurch as DJ9082 - January 30-31, 2005

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - January 31, 2005

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-PBB - January 31, 2005

Leased to Pacific Blue (N.Z.) Pty Ltd, Christchurch registered operator

Operated first Pacific Blue revenue service Christchurch - Coolangatta as DJ057 - February 05, 2005

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

Aircraft repainted into new Virgin Australia livery at Christchurch - May 2012

Returned to service Christchurch - Melbourne as DJ61 - May 17, 2012

Aircraft renamed ‘Indian Head’

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

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VOP - February 10, 2015

Registered to Virgin Australia 2013-1 Issuer Co. Pty Ltd, Spring Hill, Queensland

Leased to Virgin Australia International Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Current with Virgin Australia


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