Friday, March 8, 2013

Nelson Airport welcomes “Black Beauty”…


With up to 18 more seats than the 50 seats of Air Nelsons current crop of 23 x Q300’s, Air New Zealands brand new ATR72-600s are currently being delivered.


Black Beauty here was the first plane delivered of the new bunch of 12 the airline has ordered,


…. and to commemorate got this fabulous paint job. has recently seen commencing deliveries.

ATR photo

Very fast turnaround this afternoon too. I spotted her and one of the older ATR72-500s sharing the Nelson Airport  tarmac this afternoon, so its quite obvious that Air NZ is increasing capacity into and out of Nelson.

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