Friday, August 17, 2018

Qantas Boeing B737-800 VH-VXA in New Silver Roo Colour Scheme First Visit to Hamilton Island Airport

On Friday 17 August, Qantas Airways Boeing B737-800 VH-VXA made its first visit into Central Queensland after it had been re-painted into the airline's new 'Silver-Roo' colour scheme.

VH-VXA at Melbourne Airport (George Canciani /

VH-VXA was noted arriving into Hamilton Island Airport from Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QFA870 and marks the eleventh time that the new and updated Qantas livery and kangaroo logo has appeared in CQ on a Qantas B737-800.

UPDATE!  VH-VXA returned to Hamo again from Tulla on Sunday 19 August.

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-VXA only emerged from being re-painted at the Flying Colours Paint-shop at Townsville in the last couple of weeks.  It joins several other B737-800s in the Qantas fleet which have had the new livery applied.

Further of interest, in 2013, VH-VXA also wore special 'Now It's On Our Turf' decals for Cricket Australia and the Australia versus England Ashes Test Match series.

VH-VXA in Ashes colours at a wet Adelaide Airport in late 2013  (File photo)

Finally, with as many as 20 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 weeks!

Photo taken by Tony Haynes  ©

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