Wednesday 21 December 2011

Boeing 737-400 ZK-JTQ

Jetconnect's retired its last "classic" Boeing 737-400 from service on 15 November this year with ZK-JTQ flying its final revenue services under the Qantas banner as QF126/125 Auckland-Brisbane-Auckland.

With titles removed ZK-JTQ underwent an ownership change to Airwork Flight Operations on 09 December and the aircraft is now hangered at Auckland minus engines.  The fate of ZK-JTQ is unknown but it may well end up the same as Air New Zealand's Boeing 737-300 ZK-NGF and be slowly parted out.

ZK-JTQ was delivered to Christchurch on 22 June 2006 as QFA6011 from Melbourne having "retired" from the Qantas mainline fleet where it flew as VH-TJQ and was the second -400 in the Jetconnect fleet. 

ZK-JTQ entered service the following day when it ferried to Auckland as QFA6172 and operated its first revenue service for Jetconnect as QFA4043 from Auckland to Wellington. 
Its introduction to service was bought forward due to multiple disruptions caused by a Sydney fog closure and maintenance issues.
Noel J photo

1 comment:

  1. A new lease on life; ZK-JTQ was spotted leaving Auckland Airport on Friday 10 February sporting a new livery for Alliance Airlines in Australia.