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Air NZ to announce 777-200 replacement by June

February 28, 2019 / ELLIS TAYLOR

Air New Zealand is continuing to work through proposals from Airbus and Boeing to replace its eight Boeing 777-200ERs, with a decision to be announced before the end of June. Aircraft selection is still in progress…We are still expecting to announce our selection before the end of the current financial year,” chief financial officer Jeff McDowall said in the airline’s first-half earnings call.Air NZ has indicated that it is looking at the Airbus A350 and the Boeing 787 and 777-X as potential replacements for the 777-200ERs, which Cirium’s Fleets Analyzer shows have an average age of 12.8 years.