Gold Coast wel­comes new Kiwi ar­rival

Tweed Daily News - - NEWS -

THE Gold Coast Air­port has rolled out the wel­come mat for the avi­a­tion world’s new­est plane – the Air­bus A321­neo.

Air New Zealand is one of the first air­lines in the world to take re­ceipt of the lat­est mem­ber of the Air­bus fam­ily which will su­per­sede the out­go­ing A320 air­craft.

The new plane of­fers an ad­di­tional 46 seats, while de­liv­er­ing fuel efficiencies of up to 20 per cent per seat as well as an in­creased travel range of up to 900km.

Queens­land Air­ports Lim­ited ex­ec­u­tive gen­eral man­ager of busi­ness de­vel­op­ment and mar­ket­ing, Adam Rowe, said the in­tro­duc­tion of the A321­neo air­craft was great news for the Gold Coast.

“At Gold Coast Air­port we process more New Zealand pass­ports each year than Aus­tralian pass­ports, which goes to show how im­por­tant this con­nec­tion is to us,” Mr Rowe said.

“The new A321­neo of­fers one of the best fly­ing ex­pe­ri­ences pos­si­ble on the world mar­ket to­day while sav­ing on fuel and other costs.”

Along with the in­creased seat ca­pac­ity on its new air­craft, Air New Zealand is adding a ser­vice from Auck­land to the Gold Coast from Fe­bru­ary ex­pand­ing its ser­vice to the port by 60 per cent.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

READY FOR TAKE-OFF: Queens­land Air­ports Lim­ited’s Adam Rowe in front of a new Air New Zealand A321­neo.

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