Wednesday, December 7, 2016

JetGo Australia Embraer ERJ-135LR VH-JTG Departs Australia For Good Too!

After being parked in open storage at Brisbane Airport since August, JetGo Australia Embraer ERJ-135LR VH-JTG is believed to have departed Australia for good on Tuesday 6 December.

It was noted flying as JG99 from Brisbane to Cairns and then Horn Island.  From Horn Island, VH-JTG then continued to Francisco Bangoy International Airport / Davao International Airport in the Philippines.

VH-JTG was the first of three ERJ-135LR regional jets for JetGo that was delivered via Longreach and Rockhampton Airports in March 2012.

JetGo continues to operate fellow 37-seat Embraer ERJ-135LRs VH-JGB and VH-JZG, along with their recently delivered 44-seat Embraer ERJ-140LR (ERJ-135KL) VH-ZJG on its regular public transport (RPT) and Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) networks across three states along Australia’s east coast.  VH-ZJG arrived in Australia as N297SK in October this year - as shown below.

VH-ZJG is the first of two 44-seat ERJ-140LRs due for delivery to JetGo with the other reportedly to be registered VH-ZJE.  It is expected to arrive in Australia soon.

File photos taken by Micah S, Dave, Don Williams and Lloyd Fox  ©


  1. Why has she gone and what is going to happen to her?

  2. I'm a month late to the party but anyway. VH-ZJG seemed to have a lot of downtime in the last year or so with JetGo and the lease expired in Feb 2017 so I guess they decided to cut their losses. According to Planespotters she is now operated by Republic Airlines as N311RF. Republic is a regional airline in USA and if my memory serves me correctly, JetGo may have acquired her from Republic in the first place.