Air New Zealand leases three 777s for extra capacity during 787 engine maintenance

    Air New Zealand leased (04-Mar-2019) two Boeing 777-200 aircraft from Boeing and one 777-300 from EVA Air “to help with additional capacity on some routes”. The aircraft leases form part of measures to accommodate earlier than usual maintenance checks for Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines powering Air New Zealand’s 787-9 fleet.