It was pleasant surprise to find that my Flight NZ 453 to Wellington on Tuesday afternoon was being provided by Air New Zealand's newest Airbus A 320 ZK-OXL (c/n 7086), which was only registered eight days earlier. And even better, I had been allocated window seat 21A.
ZK-OXL at the gate.
Taxying out we passed the previous newest Air New Zealand A 320s: ZK-OXJ (c/n 6694) .
and ZK-OXK (c/n 6706).
Lift off from Auckland International...
Over Newlands with Petone and the Hutt Valley spread out behind.