Friday, March 8, 2013

Nelson Airport welcomes “Black Beauty”…

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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.

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

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

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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.