Friday, July 27, 2012

China Southern A330-200 B6135

China Southern Airlines started direct flights from Guangzhou to Auckland, back in 2011 with 3 scheduled flights per week using the A330-200.
A couple of months after their flights had begun to Auckland, China Southern announced that their schedule will increase to daily flights. This was of course due to the success of the New Zealand operation.

A couple of photos of flight CZ305 operated by B6135 arriving into Auckland on a winters afternoon.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Air New Zealand B777-200ER

Well as to date I have not posted many photo's of Air New Zealand's B777-200ER's that I have taken at Auckland. So here are a some pictures I have taken from different angles around Auckland Airport. Some pictures were taken in Summer and some in Winter so different lighting conditions in each photo.

ZK-OKA NZ10 off to HNL

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NZ136 Arriving from BNE

NZ135 Departing Runway 05R

ZK-OKH, NZ99 Cleared for Take-off Runway 05R

ZK-OKB Taxing down Runway 05L

Upgraded HNL Service to ZK-OKA

All alone on the ramp in AKL

ZK-OKB Departing for NAN

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Aerolineas Argentinas A340-200

Well the end to direct flights between Argentina and Auckland have finally come to a close with Aerolineas Argentinas AR having pulled the plug on services to New Zealand.
They are now going to operate non-stop from Buenos Aires to Sydney using the A340-300.
I actually don't have many photos of AR, and none of their B747's that used to operate to AKL.

I do remember the nice red vinyl seats they have in the B747's

AR1183 LV-ZPJ arriving from SYD






Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Air New Zealand ZK-NBS

Here are some photos taken of Air New Zealand's B747-400, ZK-NBS the day before her departure from Auckland for the very last time.
Her last flights were from Auckland to Roswell via Los Angeles.

 ZK-NBS first arrived in AKL in December 1989, and departed New Zealand sky's in May 2009.

Only 2 more Take-offs left in Her,, Sad

Alone on the Ramp in AKL

Monday, July 2, 2012

Ardmore Aircraft

On a very hot February afternoon spent out at Ardmore Airport I managed to get these photos of quite few different aircraft types all in the space of about 20 minutes

Cessna 172R -- Hope that have paid their TAX
American Champion

Cessna 162

Cessna 162

Grumman AA-1C

Cessna 172N

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