Air New Zealand receives its first "all black" Airbus A321neo. (Photo: Supplied)
Air New Zealand unveiled its latest aircraft, the A321neo, launching its new fleet dressed to impressed in the airline's signature shade of pristine jet black.
The aircraft is powered by Pratt & Whitney Pure Power engines and is built to comfortably accommodate 214 passengers in a single class layout.
In total, the airline is set to acquire 20 A320neo Family aircraft - which have been selected for their outstanding operational efficiency, comfort and range.
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The fleet of A320neo aircraft will initially add capacity on the carrier's trans-Tasman and Pacific Island routes and, at a later stage, on domestic services as well.
Air New Zealand is an important operator of the A320 Family, with a total of 30 A320ceo currently in service on its domestic, trans-Tasman and Pacific Islands routes already.
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This A320neo Family is set to feature the widest single aisle cabin in the sky and will be decked out with the very latest technologies, such as new generation engines and Sharklets which will collectively deliver 15% fuel savings on the aircraft.
The A320neo Family has already captured nearly 60% share of the market as they have over 6 100 orders from over 100 airline customers - proving its growing appeal.
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