Mamanuca Islands off to where you'd rather be as Fiji 410.
Trans-Tasman rivals making a dash for the active as "New Zealand 459" to Wellington and "Qantas 148" to Sydney. The 737 got there first. [Canon EOS 40D + EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM]
1st tri-jet of the day thundering down Auckland's 23L heading direct to Perth.
A lightly loaded NZ139 departs for an evening service to Brisbane.
Fedex 75 arrives from Honolulu on its scheduled once a week service through Auckland.
Finally I catch the dragon! In some pretty nice light to! Seen here arriving in the last rays of sunlight for the day. Sun disappeared about 10 seconds later. Smaug was operating NZ56 from Nadi.
Returning from Sydney as Tasman 2 after a rare daylight mission.
Sure am going to miss seeing this livery.
Delivered new to Air New Zealand 27/10/99. Her time with the company is limited in 2014.
"Kaikoura" taxiing for departure with what is clearly enough fuel for the long haul service to Los Angeles as NZ6. NBT has since been scrapped at Goodyear, PHX.
"Winton" seen here in better days operating as Qantas 25 to Los Angeles. On the 10th of April she flew to Marana, AZ to be scrapped.
Loving this angle of NCJ as she gets prepped for NZ105 to Sydney after getting towed over from the hardstand. [1600px]