20 October 2021


A former Pacific Air Express 757-225F, VH-PQA (c/n 22611, l/n 75), is ferrying from BNE to MCI, via PPG and OGG, as the airline ceased operations this past April. It had been operating on behalf of QantasFreight up until the end. It’s making an overnight stop at OGG tonight.

22611’s History:
Dec 1985: Originally delivered to Eastern Airlines as N522EA, under lease from GATX.
Oct 1991: Leased to Air 2000 as G-OOOW, until Nov 2001.
Jan 1999: Painted in the new livery.
Sep 2002: Leased to Air Atlanta Icelandic as TF-ARE.
Apr 2003: Subleased to Excel Airways as TF-ARE.
Nov 2005: Returned to Air Atlanta Icelandic.
Mar 2006: Leased to Excel Airways as G-VKNC.
Dec 2006: Aircraft sold to Aerolease as N315ST, and converted to a freighter.
May 2007: Leased to Varig LOG as PR-LGI to Jly 2009.
Oct 2011: Leased to DHL International as A9C-DHD to Jun 2017.
Mar 2018: Leased to Pacific Air Express as VH-PQA.
Apr 2021: Airline ceased operations, aircraft stored at BNE.

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