The 10th former Virgin Australia aircraft arrived at Wellcamp Airport on Monday for storage.
The Boeing 777-3ZG(ER), VH-VPD msn 37938, departed Brisbane Airport as VA9918 on 27 October at 10:19am and landed at Toowoomba at 10:45am.
The arrival of the VH-VPD brought the number of 777s in storage at the airport to four, joining one A330 and five 737s.
Australian Aviation photographer Lenn Bayliss was on hand to capture the moment.
In August, Virgin Australia announced plans cut 3,000 jobs and significantly downsize its fleet.
The new network will operate a 737 mainline fleet for domestic services but removing ATR, Boeing 777, Airbus A330 and Tigerair Airbus A320s. Its regional and charter fleet will also be maintained.
It comes as Australian Aviation reported on Monday that the TWU has said it will resume negotiations with Virgin over working terms after suspending talks the day before Paul Scurrah apparently resigned as chief executive.
National secretary Michael Kaine said the organisation, and other unions, will go back to the table with new owner Bain after receiving information “reconfirming” the carrier’s plan to become a mid-market hybrid and not a low-cost carrier.
The news comes after Scurrah earlier this month announced his exit to be replaced by former Jetstar boss Jayne Hrdlicka.
His departure is significant because he was synonymous with the airline’s plan to operate as a mid-market ‘hybrid’ rather than reverting back to being a low-cost carrier like predecessor Virgin Blue.
Hrdlicka, meanwhile, also had a notoriously fraught relationship with unions in her earlier role at the Qantas Group.