RobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18 Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3481 times:
Former Qantas New Zealand 737-300 ZK-CZR is scheduled to leave Christchurch, NZ at 1800 local today (9th) for Pago Pago and onward to Mexico on delivery to Azteca. Crews have been staged along the way so expect it to be in Mexico real soon!
ZK-CZS is still air-testing at Christchurch but will be following in its sisters' footsteps soon too.
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7561 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3414 times:
Sweet. I hope they will be more competitive and able to create brand awareness in the Mexican market now that they are enlarging their fleet. If the new management of ZE could learn some tricks from Brazil's Gol, they might capture more market share.
N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26357 posts, RR: 76
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3154 times:
Last I checked, they still fly to ONT, but I don't know about other ones. I really think their planes would look beautiful if they moved away from the white and used a gold theme (Aztec Gold) and detailed the Aztec buildings on the tail
Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
RobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3147 times:
STOP THE PRESSES ! ! ! ! !
Flight-plan was cancelled yesterday and the plane didn't get off the ground I have since been told !!
However, my contact at Christchurch has physically seen it leave there about 20 minutes ago as 1845 local as XA-UCL callsign 'LCD8001' enroute for Pago Pago, that is now confirmed!! It was sporting a lovely colourful all-white paint scheme.