Air New Zealand has revealed the new livery
design for the first aircraft in its new domestic jet fleet.
The new all black livery was unveiled in Sydney
last week by Air New Zealand CEO Rob Fyfe, in recognition of the
airline's long time support of the nation's favourite game.
"In celebration of Air New Zealand's long running support of
rugby in New Zealand, our first new A320 will arrive in January
sporting a sleek black livery complete with silver fern motif and
Koru on its tail," says Rob Fyfe.
Air New Zealand's
sponsorship of the New Zealand Rugby Football union, including the
All Blacks, enters its seventeenth year in 2011.
aircraft will be the only one in the fleet featuring the new all
"Air New Zealand is crazy about rugby and
from February this distinctive new plane will be operating on our
main domestic New Zealand routes," added Mr Fyfe. "Who knows,
some Australian sports teams might just find themselves on this
aircraft as they fly around the country to get to their games over
the coming months."
The new domestic fleet
of A320 aircraft, combined with Air New Zealand's new long-haul
fleet of Boeing 777-300 aircraft, which begin arriving from the
end of this year, will ensure the airline continues to have one of
the youngest aircraft fleets in the world.
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