Texel Air is a very new entrant into the New Zealand air freight scene. It's history has been well covered in our sister blog 3rd Level New Zealand www.3rdlevelnz.blogspot.com as follows:
Texel Air's arrival in New Zealand came quite suddenly with a certain level of mystery about it. Texel Air New Zealand Ltd was established on the 31st of August 2022.
On the 31st of March 2023 Texel Air's Boeing 737-33A(SF) A9C-APC arrived in Auckland. This particular aircraft was not a stranger to New Zealand skies, previously being operated by Air New Zealand as ZK-NGP. The following day the Air Cargo News website reported, Texel Air Bahrain has deployed a Boeing B737-300 freighter to Auckland, New Zealand to operate charter services for Parceline Express, a subsidiary of Freightways and New Zealand Post. The freighter will fly on a Auckland – Christchurch – Auckland route. Texel Air Bahrain will continue the charter services until Texel Air NZ Ltd, established in February, commences operations with its B737-800BFC in May this year on the same route. Headquartered in Auckland, Texel Air NZ provides ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance) and charter services.
Texel Air's Boeing 737-8B5(BCF) A9C-GWC, Vera, flew into Hamilton on 22/5/23 after its ferry flight from Bahrain via Bangkok and Darwin. The new Boeing 737-800 freighter underwent maintenance and certification checks with Hamilton Aero Maintenance before being placed on the New Zealand register as ZK-TXE on 26/5/23.
I managed this photo of ZK-TXE (c/n 29985) at Auckland International today after a drop off run (on divided motorway all the way from Warkworth to the airport). It is not the best photo but it was parked in such a way that at least I could get a photo of it.