Second Virgin Australia 737-700 repainted

written by | January 19, 2015
VH-VBZ is towed from the Flying Colours paintshop on Friday. (Dave Parer)

The second of only two Boeing 737-700s now in the Virgin Australia fleet, VH-VBZ, has been repainted.

The aircraft, first delivered to Virgin Blue in 2005 and named Maliblue, emerged from the Flying Colours paintshop at Townsville Airport on Friday evening wearings its new Virgin Australia colours and bearing the new name Cronulla Beach.

VBZ then returned to service the following morning when it operated VA362 to Brisbane.


Virgin Australia operates the two 144-seat 737-700s alongside 76 larger 737-800s.

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  • Nigel Daw


    Understand only one or two B737-8FE’s left in the old ‘Virgin Blue’ red colourscheme.

  • Ben


    Only one B737-800 left in the old scheme and will be repainted by end mid February.

  • William


    Is the 737 with the red nose still getting around?

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