Air New Zealand has unveiled the first refurbished Boeing 777-200ER aircraft, registered ZK-OKA.
The aircraft will be deployed on the Auckland-Brisbane route starting 30 August.
The refurbished jet features lie-flat beds in business class, a premium economy section and nine rows of Economy Skycouch product, the carrier says.
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In addition, its inflight entertainment system has been upgraded to the Panasonic eX3 system, which has improved resolution and touch capabilities. The airline had originally chosen the Panasonic eXlite system in 2012.
Seven more 777-200ERs will undergo refurbishment as part of a NZ$100 million ($83.5 million) project, expected to be completed in late-2015.
“From lounge upgrades in New Zealand and overseas to new aircraft, refurbished aircraft and enhanced digital experiences we are committed to reinvesting in the things our customers value,” says the airline’s chief marketing and customer officer Mike Tod.