Friday, July 29, 2022

Jetstar Airways Airbus A320 -200 VH-XNP (ex 9V-JSU) First Visit to CQ at Mackay Airport

Late on Thursday 28 July, Jetstar Airways Airbus A320-200 VH-XNP was noted completing its first ever visit to Central Queensland, operating into Mackay Airport from and back to Brisbane as JST888/9.

VH-XNP approaches Townsville Airport recently

VH-XNP is one of two (more) recently delivered A320s that were previously operated by Jetstar Asia Airways (Singapore). VH-XNP was previously registered as 9V-JSU. It was delivered to Australia from Singapore to Melbourne (Tullamarine) in mid-May still as 9V-JSU. It has since been placed on the Australian Aircraft Register and finally entered service from Tullamarine with Jetstar Australia around two weeks ago.

9V-JSU at Perth Airport in March 2022  (File photo)

The other recently delivered A320 has been registered as VH-XNW and is ex 9V-JSV. It was delivered to Australia via Adelaide and Melbourne (Tullamarine) as VH-XNW in mid-June and entered service from the latter a few days later.

These additional two A320s come after three former Jetstar Asia Airways A320s were delivered to Jetstar Australia at the start of the year - VH-XNI (ex 9V-JSN), VH-XNJ (ex 9V-JSP) and VH-XNN (ex 9V-JSM).

These former Jetstar Asia A320s complement the six former Jetstar Japan A320s that have also entered service here in Australia over the last year or so.

Photos taken by Graham Aspinall and John Slabbert  ©

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