Air New Zealand, after many years, has said goodbye to its former teal livery with the last aircraft being repainted.
Since its conception, Air New Zealand has substantially changed its livery through the years. However, the teal scheme was the most recent iteration before the company updated its branding to reflect a more streamlined and modern era.
Since the announcement, Air New Zealand has been slowly but surely repainting its aircraft into the black and white livery, which enthusiasts applaud. However, just as equally, some are disappointed by the change in liveries.
ZK-NEO was the last aircraft to wear the teal livery before being repainted. ZK-NEO is a a Dash 8-300 that operates on Air New Zealand’s more regional network and was first delivered to the airline in 2006.
Ultimately, the process has been extended, given that the global pandemic grounded the Air New Zealand fleet and other costs associated with repainting more promptly.