08 January 2024

QantasLink's VH-8NP

Network Aviation is taking delivery of VH-8NP "Karajini" (msn 2470) today. This QantasLink-liveried A319-132 is flying from LCQ to PER, via OAK, HNL, MAJ, and CNS, is being ferried by Southern Cross International as SXI2377. This is the first of three second-hand A319s to be leased by Network Aviation from Gryphon Aviation Leasing, and operated for QantasLink.

2470's History
May 2005: Delivered to Spirit Airlines as N503NK "Spirit of the Caribbean" (f/n 503), under lease from ILFC.
Oct 2007: Painted in the 2007 livery, and the name removed.
May 2014: Sold to AerCap, the lease transferred, and painted in the 2014 livery.
May 2018: Purchased by Spirit Airlines.
Jan 2020: Given fleet number 1503.
Feb 2023: Withdrawn from service, and stored at P08 [Coolidge Muni Airport, Coolidge, AZ]
Apr 2023: Acquired by Gryphon Aviation Leasing, and stored at MCN.
Aug 2023: Ferried to LCQ for prep to QantasLink.

10 Jan 2024 UPDATE
SXI2377 departed for MAJ this afternoon.

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