Saturday, December 25, 2021

Jetstar Airways Airbus A320-232(WL) VH-YXV (ex JA11JJ) Makes First Visit to CQ at Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport

A happy Christmas Day for spotters on Saturday 25 December with Jetstar Airways Airbus A320-232(WL) VH-YXV spotted making its first visit to Central Queensland at Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) Airport.  It looked to be operating the JST840/1 service from and back to Sydney.

Of interest, VH-YXV is one of four recently delivered Airbus A320 aircraft that have entered service with Jetstar Airways that all previously operated with Jetstar Japan.  The A320 was previously operated by Jetstar Japan as JA11JJ and was delivered from Japan to Australia via Brisbane with its Japanese registration marking in late July - as shown below.

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It was then placed on the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-YXV.

Its first flight appears to be on Friday 17 December with it formally entering service out of Melbourne (Tullamarine) on Thursday 23 December.

Of interest, also recently entering service were fellow former Jetstar Japan A320s VH-YXT (ex JA23JJ / EC-LZF) and VH-YXS (ex JA17JJ) which were both were delivered direct to Brisbane from Japan.  While VH-YXW (ex JA18JJ) was stored at Alice Springs for some time before heading to Brisbane.

Another two airframes are still are stored at Alice Springs - VH-YXU (ex JA06JJ) and VH-YXQ (ex JA12JJ).

Photos taken by 'AC' and Lloyd Fox  ©

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