Air New Zealand Farewells Old Livery

Air New Zealand's first Triple 7, delivered on 27 Oct 2005, climbs as flight NZ39 to London/LHR into the blue sky after a runway 07R departure.

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.

Daniel Fowkes
08 Sep 2023
· Airlines 
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  1. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE MUCH LOVED AQUA LIVERY AND YES I HAVE TO AGREE WITH THE FIRST COMMENT AND I DO THINK THE ALL BLACK IS RATHER DEPRESSING. SO I PERSONALLY WILL DO A FAREWELL VIDEO OF THIS LIVERY AS SEEN AT LHR OVER THE 36 YEARS OF THEM FLYING OVER MY HOME.

  2. Love the teal. Always felt like going home when boarding the Air New Zealand teal aircraft at an overseas airport. We have enough All Black memorabilia.

  3. Definitely should consider a sizable number of your passengers may not give a hoot about the All Blacks. One track mind Air New Zealand. We are not all Maori either. You need to stop being political and concentrate on your business. Which is flying people from all walks if life to all types of places.

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