Air New Zealand receives first A321neo

4 November, 2018

Air New Zealand received (03-Nov-2018) its first A321neo aircraft (ZK-NNA). The 214 seat aircraft is powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower engines and is expected to enter commercial service on Auckland-Brisbane service on 23-Nov-2018. It is the first of 13 new A320neo variants to be delivered out to 2019 to replace A320s currently operating Tasman and Pacific Island services. A second A321neo is expected to enter service in the coming weeks, with a further seven A321neos on order for its domestic network, expected to be delivered from 2020 to 2024. The carrier will acquire 20 A320neo Family aircraft. [more - original PR] [more - original PR - II]