Friday, March 13, 2015
Virgin Australia (Virgin Samoa) Boeing B737-800 VH-VOR (ex ZK-PBF) Also at Rockhampton Airport Friday
Making a surprise and very welcome visit to Rockhampton Airport also late on Friday 13 March was Virgin Australia (Virgin Samoa) Boeing B737-800 VH-VOR.
The B737-800 has only this week entered service with Virgin back on Australian routes, after operating as ZK-PBF for Virgin in New Zealand. As shown, VH-VOR still wears the titles of Virgin Samoa - which was preceded by Polynesian Blue - for operations also into Western Samoa. It also wears the name 'Tapu'itea'.
On Friday, VH-VOR operated the scheduled VOZ1245/1248 service from and back to Brisbane.
Of interest, Virgin has also recently re-painted fellow B737-800 VH-YID into the titles of Virgin Samoa and re-named that aircraft also 'Tapu'itea'. I would assume that VH-VOR will soon be re-painted into the titles of Virgin Australia so this visit into Rocky was might be its one-and-only!
Sincere thanks to local plane spotters Don W and 'IAD' who ventured to Rockhampton Airport to catch this lovely aircraft!
Photos taken by 'IAD' and Don Williams ©