07 October 2013


A former Air New Zealand 737-3U3, ZK-SJC (c/n 28738, l/n 2988), is making its ferry flight from CHC to OPF (via APW, HNL, and VNY) as SXI1344. It's bound for a maintenance check and new paint  in Florida, then off to its new home in Bolivia (airline unknown).

28738 was originally delivered to Frontier Airlines in November 1998 as N308FL, with the elk tail motif. In September 2001,  it was acquired by Air New Zealand, and leased to low-cost subsidiary Freedom Air International [SJ/FOM] as ZK-SJC. In June 2005, ZK-SJC was returned to Air New Zealand, as Freedom Air transitioned to the A320, and served with ANZ until this past June.


Anonymous said...

Hi Ivan, was it in full colors (titles / tail logo) ??


Anonymous said...

The aircraft left NZ with titles and koru removed. The tail was still the blue/green combo (minus the koru).