Air New Zealand’s first home A321 neo arrives in Auckland – Enterprise Traveller

Air New Zealand’s first home A321 neo has touched down in Auckland.

The plane flew from Hamburg by way of Muscat, Kuala Lumpur and Cairns – a journey with a distance of 19,352 km.

The brand new plane is present process 5 days of ‘pre-service readiness’ within the Auckland Hangars earlier than it commences its first flight on November 8 from Auckland to Wellington.

It’s the first of two new A321 neos to hitch the service’s home fleet. The second will arrive later this 12 months and have Air New Zealand’s ‘world-first’ black Star Alliance livery.

Three extra A321 neos are anticipated to reach in 2023, with the ultimate two scheduled for 2026.

The plane are set to predominantly fly between Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown and Dunedin.

The service’s chief buyer and gross sales officer Leanne Geraghty commented:

“We’re targeted on rising our home community and this A321 neo is particularly configured for home flying so as to add virtually 50 extra seats per flight in comparison with our A320s.”

“Our prospects have advised us, departing on schedule and reaching their vacation spot on time is extremely essential. With the thrilling introduction of the bigger A321 neo home plane, we’ll begin boarding 5 minutes earlier and encourage all prospects to be on the gate able to board at minimal, quarter-hour earlier than departure, to make sure an on-time departure.”

The service says that it has a median fleet age of seven.3 years.

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