Cairns has joined the list of ports to say goodbye to Qantas Boeing 767-300ER services.
The last Qantas 767 flight from Cairns left the North Queensland tourist spot on Tuesday October 21 when QF925 operated by VH-OGI departed for Sydney at 1206 local time.
Cairns-based ARFF fire trucks gave VH-OGI, which was delivered to Qantas in August 1991, a water-cannon salute ahead of the takeoff.
There are currently eight 767s – seven passenger and one freighter aircraft – in the Qantas fleet.
Qantas is conducting an informal farewell tour for the 767, with Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne and Sydney to be given the opportunity to say goodbye to the twin-aisle workhorse before the entire fleet is retired by the end of 2014.
Qantas ended its 767 international service in September, when the airline switched its Sydney-Honolulu route to the Airbus A330.
The final Qantas 767 flight is scheduled as QF452 from Melbourne to Sydney on December 27.
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