Air New Zealand to lease EVA Air Boeing 777-300 to provide replacement capacity

    Air New Zealand confirmed (31-Jul-2018) it has leased a Boeing 777-300 aircraft from EVA Air to provide spare capacity while maintenance checks are carried out on the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines powering its Boeing 787-9s. The aircraft has 38 business, 64 premium economy and 221 economy class seats. It will be deployed on services from Auckland to Vancouver and Nadi over late Aug-2018 and early Sep-2018, before operating on Auckland-Honolulu from 04-Sep-2018 to 27-Oct-2018.