With none of the fanfare that marked its final revenue flight VH-OGL, the aircraft which operated the last Qantas 767 passenger service, has quietly slipped out of Australia bound for Victorville, California, where it will be placed into storage.
VH-OGL was one of five 767s operating on the type’s final day of revenue service with Qantas on December 27, and with its departure to Victorville on Friday all five are now in storage, either in Victorville or with the new Asia Pacific Aircraft Storage facility in Alice Springs.
In all 15 retired Qantas 767-338ERS are now in storage awaiting sale – nine in Victorville and six in Alice Springs. It is understood at least four of those have been sold to Boeing Capital which has in turn placed the aircraft with Canada’s WestJet.
A single 767-300F freighter (VH-EFR) flies on in Qantas colours with Qantas Freight.