Sunday, July 10, 2016

A quick trip to Auckland

I have had a quick trip to Auckland this past weekend, to catch up with people I hadn't seen in a while.

This of course provided a good opportunity to take some photographs, and so here are a few photos from Saturday, from the Wellington airport terminal and then the viewing area just outside Auckland airport. I'll have some more photos from Auckland in the next post.

First up are the busy regional gates at Wellington followed by a Bombardier DHC-8-311, ZK-NEP being pushed back from its stand.

Regional gates at Wellington

Bombardier DHC-8-311, ZK-NEP, operated by Air Nelson/ Air NZ being pushed back
Next up was an Airbus A320-232, ZK-OXE, which was my ride to Auckland. Unfortunately, while we boarded about 20 minutes prior to the planned departure time, we were 30 minutes late leaving. This was apparently due to a patch on a cargo hold needing to be repaired or replaced before we took off. It is what it is, but still frustrating to spend more time waiting at the gate than we spent in the air...
Airbus A320-232, ZK-OXE, operated by Air NZ
Next up is the Corporate and Domestic Freight apron at the eastern end of the airport. Lots of Fokker F27's and Air Chatham aircraft here, including their DC3 with a missing wingtip... I'm assuming that will be repaired before the Whanganui Open Day on 31 July.

Corporate and Domestic Freight Apron
Last up for this post is an Air NZ operated Boeing 777-219, ZK-OKE.
Boeing B777-219, ZK-OKE, operated by Air NZ
There will be more photos in my next post from the hour or so photography I had at Auckland International on Sunday afternoon.

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