A few hours later, it departed to Moro (AYMR) as LY5004.
Lynden Air Cargo L-382 P2-LAC - file photo
And this afternoon, Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 VH-VOR (ex. ZK-PBF) made its first visit to Cairns since returning to the Australian register.
It touched down from Sydney Kingsford Smith (YSSY) as VA1421.
After a turnaround of one hour, the 11-year-old 737-800 departed back to Sydney Kingsford Smith (YSSY) as VA1424.
The NZ Aviation Notes Blog reports Boeing 737-800 ZK-PBL is the final New Zealand-registered Virgin Australia aircraft remaining. It is also expected to transfer to the Australian register shortly.