Today's airliner picture is of an aircraft that seems to have caused a wee bit of comment in Australia, and perhaps a wee bit of humour here in New Zealand.
You may know that the Rugby World Cup is coming to New Zealand later this year. New Zealand and Australia are keen sporting rivals at the best of times, and more-so with an event like this.
It had to end up including the airlines... Air New Zealand has it's all-black Airbus A320, and now Qantas has got in on the act with a specially decorated Boeing B737-838, ZK-ZQF, registered to one of their el-cheapo subsidiaries, Jetconnect. Here's where it gets interesting...
Jetconnect aircraft are painted the same as Qantas mainline aircraft, but it's actually a New Zealand registered airline [owned by Qantas], using new Zealand registered aircraft, and crewed by New Zealanders! No wonder some Aussies are a little miffed - even their national airline is using a New Zealand airline to support their sports stars... ha ha ha.
Oh well, here's the picture. Any of my Aussie readers wish to comment?