Welcome to Auckland Hi Fly...
Air New Zealand unfortunately have had to pull four B787-9's out of service due to ongoing problems with their Rolls Royce Trent Engines.
As it is the peak travel season time, and Air New Zealand struggling to maintain their schedule with four less wide bodies, help was required.
As a result Air New Zealand has arranged a Wet Lease from Hi Fly
, a European Charter Airline based in Portugal, using two aircraft, an A330-200 & A340-300.
The A330-200, CS-TQW
is operating on the Auckland - Perth - Auckland, NZ175/6 flights and the A340-300, 9H-FOX
is operating the Auckland - Sydney - Auckland sectors, flying the
NZ101/2 & NZ105/8 flights.
Its a bit unknown how long the services of Hi Fly will be required but I suspect it will be well into Late January early February.