Sunday, October 26, 2014

Air New Zealand B787-9 ZK-NZE diverts in (1st ever B787 to visit Adelaide)

A piece of history was created this morning in the early hours of theis morning, when the 1st ever B787 to visit Adelaide Airport occurred when...

(Air New Zealand B787-9 ZK-NZE sitting at bay 18R during its diversion to Adelaide) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2014)

(Air New Zealand B787-9 ZK-NZE lining up on Rwy.23 ready for its flight to Auckland) Photo by Stefan P (Copyright 2014)

Air New Zealand B787-9 ZK-NZE operating 'NZ176' operating from Perth to Auckland diverted to Adelaide due to a medical emergency. The aircraft arrived at 00.05hrs and then continued to Auckland departing at 01.50hrs.

This aircraft also wears the Air New Zealand special 'All Blacks' Livery. This was the 1st visit of an All blacks special to visit Adelaide. The airlines has an A320 (Domestic flights only), ATR, and a B777-300ER that are painted up in this speicla livery.