Air New Zealand to use Boeing 787-9s on seasonal Perth – Christchurch services

ZK-NZC Boeing 787-9 DreamLiner (MSN 41988) of Air New Zealand at Perth Airport – 3 Sept 2015.
ZK-NZC Boeing 787-9 DreamLiner (MSN 41988) of Air New Zealand at Perth Airport – 3 Sept 2015.
1st visit to Perth. About to taxi out as a delayed NZ176 to Auckland at 9:13 pm.
Photo © Dylan Thomas.
ZK-NCJ Boeing 767-319ER (winglets) (MSN 26915/574) of Air New Zealand at Perth Airport – 20 Feb 2016.
ZK-NCJ Boeing 767-319ER (winglets) (MSN 26915/574) of Air New Zealand at Perth Airport – 20 Feb 2016.
The NZ161/162 service between Perth and Christchurch is seasonal, operating during Summer. Using B767-300ER’s and is seen here on approach to runway 21 at 4:40 pm.
Photo © Allan Tilley

22 March 2016 © David Eyre

Air New Zealand will use Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners on the seasonal twice weekly NZ161/162 services between Christchurch and Perth next summer, between 9 December 2016 and 29 April 2017.

The services have been operated by the airline’s Boeing 767-300ER aircraft in the past.

The schedule will be as follows:

  • NZ161 dep Christchurch at 1440, arr Perth at 1655
  • NZ162 dep Perth 2325, arr Christchurch at 1025 the following day.

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

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