Swissport Cairns Airport enjoyed welcoming Air New Zealand’s first Airbus A321neo (new engine option) which touched down on its delivery flight from Airbus’s Hamburg facility.
The new aircraft will land in Auckland tonight after a four-day journey via Oman, Kuala Lumpur, and Cairns.
The aircraft, with the tail registration ZK-NNA, is the first of 13 new Airbus neo aircraft to join Air New Zealand’s fleet and is expected to enter commercial service on 23 November operating flight NZ739 from Auckland to Brisbane.
Swissport International AG, on behalf of more than 850 client-companies, provides best-in-class airport ground services for some 265 million passengers annually and handles approximately 4.7 million tonnes of air cargo at 133 warehouses worldwide. With a workforce of 68,000, the world’s leading provider of ground and air cargo services, is active at 315 airports in 50 countries across all five continents. In 2017 the group generated consolidated operating revenue of EUR 2.8 billion.
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