Air New Zealand paints the sky black

Air New Zealand paints the sky black

Our national carrier really is going all out in their ‘crazy about rugby’ campaign. Their recent safety video featuring a number of All Black’s delivering flight safety procedures —scattered with rugby terminology throughout—helped wipe the ordinarily glazed look off the faces of passengers. Now the airline is set to literally turn the skies black with the unveiling of their new domestic jet fleet.

The new all black design was unveiled in Sydney this week by Air New Zealand chief executive Rob Fyfe.

"In celebration of Air New Zealand's long running support of rugby in New Zealand, our first new A320 will arrive in January sporting a sleek black livery complete with silver fern motif and Koru on its tail," says Fyfe.

“Who knows, some Australian sports teams might just find themselves on this aircraft as they fly around the country to get to their games over the coming months.”

The new domestic fleet of A320 aircraft, combined with Air New Zealand's new long-haul fleet of Boeing 777-300 aircraft, which begin arriving from the end of this year.

Take flight below.