Emirates Sky Cargo operate their B747-400F, OO-THD freighter into Auckland to uplift Emirates Team New Zealand and their yacht. It departed to Bermuda via Los Angeles just after midday.
All Nippon Airways operated a Charter Flight into Auckland using their B777-300ER, JA783A.
The Flight was in relation to the Masters Games being held in Auckland.
The RNZAF celebrated their 80th Anniversary by holding an Air Tattoo at their Ohakea Air Force Base. Other Air Forces were invited to attend, including the RAF, RAAF, US Airforce and the Japanese Defence Force.
Air New Zealand's CEO Christopher Luxon announces that the airline will go shopping for new large Long Haul aircraft at the end of the year to replace it's B777-200ER fleet.
The next generation B777 along with a larger A350XWB variant are being considered and the Dreamliner to add also.