Air New Zealand will now also retire its Boeing 777-300 fleet

Air New Zealand Boeing 777-319 ER ZK-OKO (msn 38407) LHR (SPA). Image: 954821.

Air New Zealand is currently operating 14 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, 20 Airbus A320s and 11 A320/A321neo aircraft as well as 28 ATR 72-600s and 23 Bombardier DHC-8-300s.

According to the airline, the fleet also includes 7 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and 8 Boeing 777-200ER aircraft which are currently non-operating and in storage as a result of the continuing COVID-19 border closures.

The carrier advised at its annual review on its financial results on August 26 that the “787s that will enter the fleet from the 2024 financial year will now replace the 777-300 fleet which is expected to be phased out within this decade”.

Originally the plan was to only replace the 777-200s but COVID market closures has changed the plan.

Top Copyright Photo: Air New Zealand Boeing 777-319 ER ZK-OKO (msn 38407) LHR (SPA). Image: 954821.

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