Air New Zealand has become a new operator of the A321neo, following the delivery of its first aircraft, ZK-NNA (msn 8496) this weekend. In total, Air New Zealand will acquire 20 A320neo Family aircraft.
Air New Zealand’s first A321neo is painted in the airline’s distinctive all black livery. The aircraft is powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower engines and accommodates 214 passengers in single class.
The airline, which operates 30 A320ceo aircraft, will be used initially to add capacity on the carrier’s trans-Tasman and Pacific Island routes and, at a later stage, on domestic services.
Air New Zealand is an important operator of the A320 Family, with a total of 30 A320ceo currently in service on its domestic, trans-Tasman and Pacific Islands routes.
Airbus has received more than 6,100 orders from over 100 customers for A320neo Family aircraft.