ZK-OKQ First Flight.

Crazy About Rugby liveried Boeing 777-319ER made its first flight today operating as BOE055 on a two hour ten minute circuit from Boeing Field.

Melbourne Weather Diversions and Cancellations.

Due to weather at Melbourne NZ721 and NZ725 Auckland – Melbourne operated by Airbus A320s ZK-OJN and ZK-OJA respectively both diverted to Sydney. As a result NZ726 Melbourne – Auckland and NZ892 Melbourne – Christchurch were both cancelled. ZK-OJA positioned Sydney – Auckland as NZ6882. ZK-OJN positioned Sydney – Christchurch as NZ6884.

Post Christchurch Earth Tremor Movements and Extras.

Following the Christchurch airport earthquake closure the following extra and positioning flights operated.

Airbus A320 ZK-OJF operated NZ6803 Christchurch – Dunedin, NZ6864 Dunedin – Wellington and NZ6865 Wellington – Christchurch.

Airbus A320 ZK-OJM operated NZ6861 Wellington – Christchurch.

Airbus A320 ZK-OJO operated NZ6802 Dunedin – Christchurch.

Boeing 747-475 ZK-SUH operated NZ6863 Auckland – Christchurch and NZ6804 Christchurch – Auckland.

Christchurch Earth Tremor Diversions.

As Christchurch airport closed following multiple earth tremors the following flights were diverted.

NZ527 Auckland – Christchurch operated by Airbus A320 ZK-OJR diverted to Wellington.

NZ800 Brisbane – Christchurch operated by Airbus A320 ZK-OJM diverted to Wellington.

NZ884 Sydney – Wellington operated by Airbus A320 ZK-OJO diverted to Dunedin.

Christchurch Earth Tremor Cancellations.

Following multiple earth tremors Christchurch airport was closed for a time today causing the following flight cancellations:

NZ351 Wellington – Christchurch

NZ352 Christchurch – Wellington

NZ353 Wellington – Christchurch

NZ354 Christchurch – Wellington

NZ356 Christchurch – Wellington

NZ357 Wellington – Christchurch

NZ358 Christchurch – Wellington

NZ520 Christchurch – Auckland

NZ521 Auckland – Christchurch

NZ532 Christchurch – Auckland

NZ535 Auckland – Christchurch

NZ539 Auckland – Christchurch

NZ542 Christchurch – Auckland

NZ547 Auckland – Christchurch

NZ548 Christchurch – Auckland

NZ556 Christchurch – Auckland

NZ883 Christchurch – Sydney

NZ888 Sydney – Christchurch

NZ892 Melbourne – Christchurch

NZ893 Christchurch – Melbourne

NZ894 Melbourne – Christchurch

NZ897 Christchurch – Melbourne

NZ2017 Christchurch – Wanaka

NZ2018 Wanaka – Christchurch

NZ2864 Christchurch – Hokitika

NZ2865 Hokitika – Christchurch

NZ5010 Invercargill – Christchurch

NZ5039 Christchurch – Dunedin

NZ5040 Christchurch – Wellington

NZ5067 Christchurch – Invercargill

NZ5069 Wellington – Christchurch

NZ5303 Wellington – Christchurch

NZ5308 Christchurch – Hamilton

NZ5346 Christchurch – Palmerston North

NZ5350 Christchurch – Palmerston North

NZ5355 Palmerston North – Christchurch

NZ5361 Wellington – Christchurch

NZ5363 Christchurch – Dunedin

NZ5364 Dunedin – Christchurch

NZ5380 Queenstown – Christchurch

NZ5381 Christchurch – Queenstown

NZ8042 Christchurch – Wellington

NZ8057 Christchurch – Invercargill

NZ8058 Invercargill – Christchurch

NZ8069 Christchurch – Invercargill

NZ8086 Dunedin – Christchurch

NZ8525 Nelson – Christchurch

NZ8634 Christchurch – Nelson.

Air New Zealand wins Australian Government Contract for Norfolk Island Flights.

From March 26 2012 Air New Zealand will operate flights from Sydney and Brisbane to Norfolk Island after successfully tendering to operate the flights. Sydney flights will operate on Mondays and Fridays whilst Brisbane flights will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays. 168Y Airbus A320s will operate the services which will be sold under the Seats 2 Suit model.

A320 ZK-OJS Enters Service.

Airbus A320 ZK-OJS entered service today operating NZ619 Auckland – Queenstown. The aircraft is in 171Y Domestic configuration.

ZK-OJH Operates for Pacific Blue.

Airbus A320 ZK-OJH operated the following rotations for Pacific Blue today.

DJ165/DJ164 Auckland – Melbourne

DJ79/DJ78 Auckland – Coolangatta/Gold Coast.

ZK-OJA Operates for Pacific Blue.

Airbus A320 ZK-OJA operated the following rotations for Pacific Blue today.

DJ165/DJ164 Auckland – Melbourne

DJ79/DJ78 Auckland – Coolangatta/Gold Coast.

Gold Coast 767.

The NZ937/NZ934 Auckland – Coolangarra/Gold Coast was operated by Boeing 767-319ER ZK-NCJ today in place of the usual A320.

ZK-OJH Operates for Pacific Blue.

Airbus A320 ZK-OJH operated the following rotations for Pacific Blue today.

DJ165/DJ164 Auckland – Melbourne

DJ79/DJ78 Auckland – Coolangatta/Gold Coast.

Two A320s Operate for Pacific Blue.

Airbus A320 ZK-OJB operated the DJ165/DJ164 Auckland – Melbourne rotation today with sister ZK-OJN taking over for the DJ79/DJ78 Auckland – Coolangatta/Gold Coast rotation.

Tokyo Terminal and Codeshare Switch.

From the March 26 2012 Timetable change Air New Zealand services will switch to Terminal 1 South at Tokyo Narita making for easier connections with other Star Alliance carriers. At the same time the longstanding codeshare agreement with Japan Airlines will cease and a new agreement will begin with All Nippon Airlines to codeshare on Air New Zealand services.

ZK-OJS Completes Delivery Flight.

Airbus A320 ZK-OJS completed its delivery flight arriving into Auckland late in the evening as NZ6395 Denver – Honolulu – Apia – Auckland.

ZK-OJD Operates for Pacific Blue.

Airbus A320 ZK-OJD operated the following rotations for Pacific Blue today.

DJ165/DJ164 Auckland – Melbourne

DJ79/DJ78 Auckland – Coolangatta/Gold Coast.

777 to Perth.

The NZ175/NZ176 Auckland – Perth rotation was operated by Boeing 777-219ER ZK-OKC in place of the usual Boeing 767-300 today.

ZK-OJD On Delivery.

Airbus A320 ZK-OJD operated the following rotations for Pacific Blue today.

DJ165/DJ164 Auckland – Melbourne

DJ79/DJ78 Auckland – Coolangatta/Gold Coast

ZK-OJD Operates for Pacific Blue.

Airbus A320 ZK-OJD operated the following rotations for Pacific Blue today.

DJ165/DJ164 Auckland – Melbourne

DJ79/DJ78 Auckland – Coolangatta/Gold Coast.

ZK-OJI Operates for Pacific Blue.

Airbus A320 ZK-OJI operated the following rotations for Pacific Blue today.

DJ165/DJ164 Auckland – Melbourne

DJ79/DJ78 Auckland – Coolangatta/Gold Coast.

ZK-OJI Operates for Pacific Blue.

Airbus A320 ZK-OJI operated the following rotations for Pacific Blue today.

DJ165/DJ164 Auckland – Melbourne

DJ79/DJ78 Auckland – Coolangatta/Gold Coast.

ZK-OKQ Enters Paintshop for Black Livery.

ZK-OKQ, Air New Zealand’s fifth Boeing 777-300ER has entered the paint shop at Boeing to be finished in the black “Crazy About Rugby” scheme and should be unveiled by the weekend.

ZK-OJB Operates for Pacific Blue.

Airbus A320 ZK-OJB operated the following rotations for Pacific Blue today.

DJ165/DJ164 Auckland – Melbourne

DJ79/DJ78 Auckland – Coolangatta/Gold Coast.

ZK-OJI Operates for Pacific Blue.

Airbus A320 ZK-OJI operated the following rotations for Pacific Blue today.

DJ165/DJ164 Auckland – Melbourne

DJ79/DJ78 Auckland – Coolangatta/Gold Coast.

Two A320s Operate for Pacific Blue.

Airbus A320 ZK-OJM operated the DJ165/DJ164 Auckland – Melbourne rotation today with sister ZK-OJN taking over for the DJ79/DJ78 Auckland – Coolangatta/Gold Coast rotation.

ZK-OJM Operates for Pacific Blue.

Airbus A320 ZK-OJM operated the following rotations for Pacific Blue today.

DJ165/DJ164 Auckland – Melbourne

DJ79/DJ78 Auckland – Coolangatta/Gold Coast.

ZK-OJG Operates for Pacific Blue.

Airbus A320 ZK-OJG operated the following rotations for Pacific Blue today.

DJ165/DJ164 Auckland – Melbourne

DJ79/DJ78 Auckland – Coolangatta/Gold Coast.

Two A320s Operate for Pacific Blue.

Airbus A320 ZK-OJF operated the DJ165/DJ164 Auckland – Melbourne rotation today with sister ZK-OJH taking over for the DJ79/DJ78 Auckland – Coolangatta/Gold Coast rotation.

ZK-OJD Operated for Pacific Blue.

Airbus A320 ZK-OJD operated the following rotations for Pacific Blue today.

DJ165/DJ164 Auckland – Melbourne

DJ79/DJ78 Auckland – Coolangatta/Gold Coast.

ZK-OJH Operates for Pacific Blue.

Airbus A320 ZK-OJH operated the following rotations for Pacific Blue today.

DJ165/DJ164 Auckland – Melbourne

DJ79/DJ78 Auckland – Coolangatta/Gold Coast.

ZK-NBT Completes LA Galaxy Charter.

Having been on the ground at Manila since 30 November Boeing 747-419 ZK-NBT completed its charter today operating Manila – Melbourne as NZ1924 before positioning Melbourne – Auckland as NZ6024.

ZK-OJM Operates for Pacific Blue.

Airbus A320 ZK-OJM operated the following rotations for Pacific Blue today.

DJ165/DJ164 Auckland – Melbourne

DJ79/DJ78 Auckland – Coolangatta/Gold Coast.

ZK-OJE Operates for Pacific Blue.

Airbus A320 ZK-OJE operated the following rotations for Pacific Blue today.

DJ165/DJ164 Auckland – Melbourne

DJ79/DJ78 Auckland – Coolangatta/Gold Coast.

Flight Cancelled due to Aircraft Break In.

NZ8490 Paraparaumu – Auckland was cancelled today after Air Nelson Dash 8-300 ZK-NEW, which had overnighted at Paraparaumu, was discovered to have been broken into. The emergency exit door had been opened and the chute deployed. Passengers were taken by coach to Wellington and re-booked onto other Air New Zealand services.

ZK-OJA Operates for Pacific Blue.

Airbus A320 ZK-OJA operated the following rotations for Pacific Blue today.

DJ165/DJ164 Auckland – Melbourne

DJ79/DJ78 Auckland – Coolangatta/Gold Coast.

ZK-OJM Operates for Pacific Blue.

Airbus A320 ZK-OJM operated the following rotations for Pacific Blue today. Unlike on previous occasions the flights used Pacific Blue callsigns throughout:

DJ165/DJ164 Auckland – Melbourne

DJ79/DJ78 Auckland – Coolangatta/Gold Coast.