Very happy to catch the "Hobbit"scheme today, when she comes in for rwy 27R
OXB arriving into a dark and rainy Auckland Airport.
A light Easterly breeze meant runway 05 right was in use allowing me to get a different angle of Big Black coming in from Brisbane.
Smaug, the second Hobbit Jet from Air New Zealand, was repainted to a normal c/s on 21 April 2015. Seen here departing Los Angeles for London Heathrow as NZ2.
Two different airlines, but with similar ideas about which colours they can use to paint an Aircraft...
New Zealand 937 from Auckland on finals for RWY14.
This livery suits the A320 really nicely.
This beautiful specimen of a wingletted Air New Zealand Boeing 767-300ER materialises as ANZ6061 in Singapore after a long flight from Auckland, New Zealand. She bears the now superseded more)