27 August 2014

9 Air's B-1715

9 Air [AQ/JYH], the new subsidiary of China's Juneyao Airlines, is taking delivery of its first 737-800 today. B-1715 (c/n 39819, l/n 4968), a 737-8GP leased from Transportation Partners (Lion Group), is making its delivery flight from VCV, and will overnight at HNL. 9 Air's call-sign is "TransJade".

39819 was originally ordered by Lion Air as PK-LOU, but it was allocated to Transportation Partners by the Lion Group, and re-regesitered as N746DB. It was delivered to VCV on 18 July 2014 as a white tail, and orange winglets.

On a local note, the IATA two-letter airline code of AQ was previously held by Aloha Airlines, which closed in 2008.

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