Air New Zealand received its first Airbus A320 on 16 September 2003 when ZK-
On 3 November 2009 Air New Zealand announced an order for a further 14 Airbus A320s.
Although these are to replace the Boeing 737-
From November 2010 the A320 fleet has operated in all-
Two new Domestic aircraft were delivered in 2011 with ZK-
On 26 June 2004 Freedom Air Limited was named ZEAL 320 Ltd and assumed operation
of all Airbus A320 aircraft whether in the Air New Zealand or Freedom Air fleets
under one operating certificate. This did not affect the on board product on the
two different brands. Only aircraft ZK-
On 29 March 2008 Zeal 320 Ltd was brought back the aircraft all returned to the under the Air New Zealand operating certificate. However cabin crew are still employees of the subsidiary company and work at cheaper rates than crew on other types.