On Friday 29 December, Qantas Airways Boeing B737-800 VH-VYG made its first visit into Central Queensland after it had been re-painted into the airline's new 'Silver-Roo' colour scheme.
VH-VYG was noted arriving into Hamilton Island Airport from Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QFA870 and marks the second time that the new and updated Qantas livery and kangaroo logo has appeared in CQ on a Qantas B737-800.
As we have mentioned numerous times, several Qantas / QantasLink Dash-8-Q300 and Dash-8-Q400 turboprop aircraft have visited various CQ Airports many times wearing the new 'Silver-Roo' livery, which was introduced to coincide with the introduction the Boeing B787 Dreamliner into service with the airline late last year.
Of interest, VH-VYG was re-painted in Singapore during late-August / early-September and joins several other B737-800s in the Qantas fleet which have had the new livery applied. Research also reveals that VH-VYG was one of the last B737-800s in the Qantas fleet that wore the very old 1984-style Qantas livery.
Now, with as many as eight of the current Qantas Boeing B737-800 fleet now adorned in the new 'Silver-Roo' livery, we hope to start to see a few more pop into CQ at Hamilton Island Airport over the coming months!
All photos taken by Simon Coates ©