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Old 29th June 2023, 11:06 AM
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Well that is probably/maybe/definitely the end of VA 737NG deliveries. Unless more are found. And Max 8s are not.
China Southern have 24 which will be retired soon, you never know.
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Old 29th June 2023, 02:43 PM
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VA have had enough problems with the KLM airframes, I doubt whether they'd take on Chinese ones!

There were two grounded yesterday with flap issues.

KLM might release a few more.
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Old 12th July 2023, 07:02 PM
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Curious to know what the interior is like on the ex KLM aircraft. Before heading to VA I believe the seats were blue cloth. Were they changed to leather? No photos I can find as yet. Cheers.
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Old 13th July 2023, 12:13 AM
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Curious to know what the interior is like on the ex KLM aircraft. Before heading to VA I believe the seats were blue cloth. Were they changed to leather? No photos I can find as yet. Cheers.
Seats were changed, and of course they will net J fitted as well.
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Old 13th July 2023, 10:31 PM
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Curious to know what the interior is like on the ex KLM aircraft. Before heading to VA I believe the seats were blue cloth. Were they changed to leather? No photos I can find as yet. Cheers.
Surprisingly there’s no videos/trip reports popped up on YouTube featuring these ex KLM 73G’s yet, I’ve only seen an interior photo and these seats installed looked like ex Tiger ones with a tablet holder finished in grey leather.

Believe some of the ex Silkair birds were fitted with ex Tiger seats also.
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Old 17th August 2023, 09:22 AM
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Aeroroutes is reporting that Virgin Australia is commencing B737-7 operations on routes in WA from 2/10/23 and other dates in the 4th quarter, 2023. These are mainly charter flights, presumably to various mine sites. Is this the first deployment of B737-7s into WA?

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Old 17th August 2023, 10:36 AM
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The current lot has been operating mainline routes like PER-BNE/LST/HBA/DRW/KNX/KGI for a while. I can also see that they've operated the charter/resources network a bit.

I'm pretty sure the -700s would have spent some time over in WA the last time VA/DJ had more than 2 of them but I don't know that for sure.
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Old 17th August 2023, 01:38 PM
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The current lot has been operating mainline routes like PER-BNE/LST/HBA/DRW/KNX/KGI for a while. I can also see that they've operated the charter/resources network a bit.

I'm pretty sure the -700s would have spent some time over in WA the last time VA/DJ had more than 2 of them but I don't know that for sure.
Plenty of ops in WA in the past:
https://www.aviationwa.org.au/aircra...eptember-2013/
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Old 22nd August 2023, 11:51 AM
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NHW is in the TSV paint shop, named 'Manly Beach'
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Old 24th August 2023, 09:50 AM
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NHW is scheduled to fly to BNE tomorrow morning after painting in Virgin livery and resume flight operations.
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