Monday, April 06, 2009

WAC Open Day 2009 #11: Air New Zealand Boeing B737-3U3

This second-last post in the series from the Wellington Aero Club open day 2009 is the Air New Zealand Boeing 737-3U3, ZK-FRE. This aircraft is most noticeable for it's unusual [for Air New Zealand] Air New Zealand Holidays paint scheme. Other Air New Zealand aircraft are white, with a blue tail [including Koru emblem]. Air New Zealand owned aircraft also have the Pacific Wave on the fuselage. Details on the Air New Zealand fleet are available on their website, just click here.

ZK-FRE was one of the original aircraft in the Air New Zealand LCC subsidiary, Freedom Air, which has since been wound up. I understand that ZK-FRE itself is about to finish its lease during May, so this may be one of the last times I get to see it before [presumably] heading off-shore. We shall see.

Anyway, to the aircraft. These are a series of outside pictures from various angles, followed by three pictures of the cockpit. The final picture is of the distinctive Air New Zealand Koru emblem. Big thanks to Air New Zealand for sending the aircraft along for the afternoon and a special thank you to the flight, cabin and ground crews who made it all happen on the day [and made us feel very welcome]!


deeknow said...

Great pics Rodney, looks like an excellent day

Rodney said...