ZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5168 posts, RR: 11 Posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 902 times:
I'm wondering if any of you can tell me what is happening with NZ 763 ZK-NCE? This aircraft is now in the same colours as 762 NBJ parked at the jet base in AKL! I have a feeling that it is going back into service because it flew out to Richmond Australia a couplee of weeks ago and now it is back in these colours!
TG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 894 times:
As I've said in previous posts, NCE is returning to the lessor soon. As a result, the colours have been removed.
NBA will be retired in June/July i believe, and NBJ around the same time.
NBA does do international when needed - for example, as a result of domestic weather conditions, an AKL-CHC service was upgraded an ZK-NBB was the only a/c available to operate it - as a result, NBA took over it's operating pattern briefly. However, it's back to AKL-CHC now.
ZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5168 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 879 times:
But the aircraft already left AKL and now it has come back in hybrid colours! Isn't it normal for an airline to remove its colours off an aircraft before it is returned to the lessor.! ZK-SUH now just has a blue tail and blue winglets minus half its rudder!