NEWS Air New Zealand retires its last Boeing 767

After more than 30 years of service, Air New Zealand has made the decision to retire Boeing 767s from their fleet in favour of bigger and more fuel-efficient options.

The 230-seat aircraft’s pending retirement was announced last August by the airline, and will be replaced by Airbus A320s and Boeing 777 and 787-9s.

Its final job is the Auckland to Sydney return flight, taking off at 4.05pm and touching back down on New Zealand soil just before midnight – all going according to plan.