On Tuesday, VH-OGG flew out from Sydney Airport to Victorville sporting a very different look from earlier this year when it was decked out with Disney characters for the movie Planes. Gone were Dusty Crophopper, Rochelle and El Chupacabra, while the Flying Kangaroo on the tail had also been removed.
VH-OGG was delivered to Qantas in 1990 and was named City of Rockhampton. Its last commercial flight was on July 30, when it flew as QF454 from Melbourne to Sydney.
The second 767 to exit the fleet later this week wil be VH-OGK, which was withdrawn on August 6 after completing QF462 from Melbourne to Sydney.
Named City of Mackay, VH-OGK entered the Qantas fleet in 1991 and its first revenue flight was from Vancouver-Papeete-Sydney on October 24 of that year.
Qantas has said previously all passenger 767s will have exited the fleet by October 2015. The airline has one 767 freighter that was expected to remain flying.
The airline has so far received four Airbus A330-200s that have been returned from Jetstar, which in turn has been bringing Boeing 787s into service.
Jetstar was anticipating to have returned all 11 A330s and have an all 787 fleet by the end of 2015.