Air New Zealand Tentatively Schedules Last Boeing 737 Operation in Sep 2015

Air New Zealand has tentatively assigned final Boeing 737-300 scheduled operations, currently planned on 06SEP15, Auckland > Christchurch NZ557. As of 17APR15, planned Boeing 737-300 operation on 06SEP15, 2 round-trip Auckland – Wellington morning service, followed by 1.5 round-trip Auckland – Christchurch, as follow. Note planned final 737-300 operation remains subject to change.

NZ405 AKL0700 – 0800WLG 733
NZ412 WLG0835 – 0935AKL 733
NZ441 AKL1050 – 1150WLG 733
NZ448 WLG1230 – 1330AKL 733
NZ521 AKL1410 – 1530CHC 733
NZ532 CHC1635 – 1755AKL 733
NZ557 AKL1835 – 1955CHC 733

The marks the end of the airline’s Boeing 737 era since 1968, with the delivery of first of 3 737-200 between September and October that year. The 737-200 was gradually replaced by -300, which entered operation on 27OCT99. NZ’s last 737-200 service was scheduled on 17DEC01. In addition, the airline took delivery of the very last 737-300 in production.