Local plane spotter 'IAD' popped out to Rockhampton Airport on Friday 8 August to capture a couple of great photos of Virgin Australia Boeing B737-800 VH-VUR as it called in as VOZ1235 from Brisbane.
As seen in these photos VH-VUR now wears the white livery of Virgin Australia, having only this week returned from the paint shop in Townsville. VH-VUR later returned to Brisbane as VOZ1238, before then operating a return flight to Proserpine / Whitsunday Coast Airport as VOZ1117/1116.
And in a suprise, it still wears its 'old' name of "Star City" as opposed to being re-named after an Australian Beach.
'IAD' only captured VH-VUR at Rockhampton in late June when it wore the old red livery for Virgin Blue - compete with white nose.
Fellow B737-800 VH-VUA is now currently in Townsville receiving a paint job. Until recently it too was in the red Virgin Blue livery - also with a white nose. Information suggests that now only nine B737-800s and one B737-700 (VH-VBZ) still wear the old red Virgin Blue livery.
Also of note, Virgin Australia Embraer E-190 VH-ZPK remains overseas receiving maintenance and a paint-job.
Thanks mate for the great photos!
You saw them first on the CQ Plane Spotting Blog!
All photos taken by 'IAD' ©