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747 Retirement

[5th/Oct/2014] - Real world Air New Zealand retired the last of the Boeing 747-400s from service on the 12th of September with the final commercial service returning from a leg to San Francisco. As such, and with much sadness, vANZ have now removed the aircraft from the fleet. Schedules have been updated to subsitute the B744 legs to San Fransisco with the B773. See the forum discussion.

Virtual Air New Zealand is a Virtual Airline based in New Zealand, emulating the operations of the national carrier. We have a large fleet and numerous local, regional and international destinations. Whether you're a novice pilot or more experienced, we have a flight and an aircraft for everyone. Fly over 4000 flight legs on the Air New Zealand Domestic & International Schedules using our custom ACARS client either off-line in your own time, or online real-time with VATSIM.

We operate a full and current Air NZ Timetable giving you a broad range of choices. We also have a large fleet of aircraft ranging from the Dash8-Q300 & B1900 short range turboprops, through to the Boeing 747-400 & 777-200/300 long haul jetliners.

If you're interested in flying for vANZ please read about us, check out our Operations Manual for joining conditions, before filling out the application form. Be sure you fully check out our site before deciding if vANZ is the right airline for you.

ACARS flights in progress

No flights in progress using vANZ ACARS


Flight No. Date Pilot From To Aircraft
NZ457 2014-10-24 NZ286  NZAA NZWN B733
NZ405 2014-10-24 NZ165  NZAA NZWN A320
NZ124 2014-10-24 NZ286  YMML NZAA B773
NZ123 2014-10-23 NZ286  NZAA YMML B773
NZ545 2014-10-23 NZ070  NZAA NZCH B733
NZ2502 2014-10-21 NZ172  NZWN NZAP B190
NZ970 2014-10-20 NZ286  NZAA NFTF A320
NZ8742 2014-10-20 NZ027  NZRO NZAA DH8C
NZ8741 2014-10-20 NZ027  NZAA NZRO DH8C
NZ7 2014-10-20 NZ004  KSFO NZAA B773

vANZ screen-shots

Take a moment to look over a random selection of screen-shots taken by our crew of their exploits whilst flying Virtual Air New Zealand routes around the world. Clicking a photo will take you to our vANZ collection at Flickr.com


Newest Pilots

Name Date of join
Italy  Andrea De Santis  2014-10-06 
United.Kingdom  Jonathan Mullins  2014-10-05 
New_Zealand  Ethan Ward  2014-08-24 
New_Zealand  Lyndon Mason  2014-07-27 
Australia  Michael Parsons  2014-05-31 
see also: full staff roster

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