The QEA DH.89 fleet was used to connect at Singapore with Imperial Airways flights from the UK. Empire flying boats replaced the DH.89s and Qantas sold -USD to MMA in Western Australia in July 1938. In January 1939 it was sold to Tata and Sons, India, as VT-AKZ. It would be impressed into the RAF as AX800. Soon after returning to civil operations it was struck off the Indian register. Photo from: Hudson Fysh Collection/State Library of New South Wales
Apart from other Indonesian operators, this aircraft also previously operated with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines both as PH-TCT (1946-1954) and PH-DAT (1954-1961). Prior to that it was with the Royal Air Force as KG603 and the US Army Air Force as 42-93424.