This Easter, Sunday 8 April, Air New Zealand will be flying the all black 777-300 into Wellington for a short stopover set to thrill aviation enthusiasts in the region, followed by a breathtaking flypast of the Warbirds over Wanaka event.
Keen planespotters will get to see Air New Zealand’s newest and largest long-haul aircraft land in Wellington at 10.45am on Sunday. The aircraft will then depart at 11.15am, bound for the Warbirds over Wanaka event, where it will be showcased in a flypast over the show, which is sure to be a highlight of the day for Warbirds of Wanaka attendees.
Air New Zealand General Manager Airline Operations & Safety and Chief Pilot, Captain David Morgan, will be in Wanaka on Sunday where he will be commentating from below as the aircraft undertakes its awe-inspiring flypast.
“The all black 777-300 proudly displays the New Zealand silver fern on its long-haul services to Los Angeles and London but, with its size and busy international schedule, it rarely has the opportunity to fly to ports within New Zealand, so we’re looking forward to delivering a super-sized all black Easter gift to residents of Wellington and Warbirds over Wanaka attendees this weekend,” says Captain Morgan.
For those in Wellington, the Air New Zealand team will be on Moa Point Road, Lyall Bay, from 10.00am with some tasty Easter treats, so grab the kids and head to the airport this Sunday and see a first-ever flight into Wellington for Air New Zealand’s Boeing 777-300 all black beauty.
The whistle-stop Wellington and Wanaka tour follows last weekend’s display at the RNZAF 75th anniversary air show at Ohakea.
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