Air New Zealand unveils beautiful 787-9 Dreamliner livery

Boeing rolled out of the paint hangar the first 787-9 Dreamliner to be delivered to launch customer Air New Zealand, revealing the carrier’s new-look livery. The airplane, painted in a distinctive black color scheme, features the iconic official New Zealand Fern Mark.

“It’s great to see the Koru and the beautiful New Zealand fern emblazoned on this aircraft. This will soon be the first 787-9 aircraft anywhere in the world to operate commercially and I think it will instill a sense of pride in Kiwis and turn heads when it touches down at airports throughout Asia and the Pacific,” said Capt. David Morgan, Air New Zealand Chief Flight Operations and Safety Officer.

“With the unveiling of this beautiful airplane and our continued progress in flight test, this is an exciting time for the entire 787-9 team,” said Mark Jenks, vice president, 787 Airplane Development, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “We look forward to delivering the first 787-9 to Air New Zealand.”

Air New Zealand plans to have the airplane begin service on its Auckland-Perth route later this year. Air New Zealand has 10 787-9s on order.

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Here are the airlines looking forward to welcoming the 787-9 into their fleet.

  • AeroMexico
    AeroMexico
  • Air Canada
    Air Canada
  • Air China
    Air China
  • Air France
    Air France
  • Air Lease Corp
    Air Lease Corp
  • Air New Zealand
    Air New Zealand
  • All Nippon Airways
    All Nippon Airways
  • American Airlines
    American Airlines
  • Arkia Air
    Arkia Air
  • Arik Air
    Arik Air
  • Aviation Capital Group
    Aviation Capital Group
  • Boeing Business Jets
    Boeing Business Jets
  • British Airways
    British Airways
  • Etihad Airways
    Etihad Airways
  • ILFC
    ILFC
  • Japan Airlines
    Japan Airlines
  • Jet Airways
    Jet Airways
  • KLM Group
    KLM Group
  • Korean Air
    Korean Air
  • LAN Airlines
    LAN Airlines
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines
    Saudi Arabian Airlines
  • Scoot Airlines
    Scoot Airlines
  • United Airlines
    United Airlines
  • Vietnam Airlines
    Vietnam Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways
    Virgin Atlantic Airways