Wednesday, 29 April 2009
Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBL gone
Getting a bit out of my immediate sphere of interest, however Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBL , c/n 36605 , was registered here, and I do (for some reason) have a photo of it, so. Built as B737 line number 2710 and pencilled in to become VH-VUQ, it in fact went direct to ZK-PBL for Pacific Blue Airlines (NZ) Ltd of Christchurch on 28-08-2008. It departed Boeing Field and ferried into Christchurch on 29-08-08 named as "Canterbury Belle". Its first commercial service was from Christchurch to Brisbane on 02-09-08. Its NZ registration was cancelled on 02-04-2009 when it transferred to the Australian register, finally taking up the VH-VUQ marks the following day. It is registered to BOC Aviation (USA) of Reno, Nevada and operated by Virgin Blue Airlines Pty of Spring Hill, Queensland.