30 July 2016
Air Chathams Saab 340A ZK-KRA
Saab 340A ZK-KRA has been rolled out of the Air Chathams Auckland hangar 30 July ahead of its introduction to service flying the airline's Whanganui-Auckland run from 01 August.
The Saab exited operations with Kiwi Regional Airlines 28 July and positioned from Tauranga to Auckland where it has subsequently undergone a transformation to the Air Chathams livery albeit minus the cheatlines - perhaps an opportunity for a billboard style decal to applied in the future.
It is seen here taxiing to and from Auckland Domestic on the afternoon of 30 July for ground staff famil/training and as this post goes to air it will be preparing to depart for Whanganui where Air Chathams are hosting an airport open day to celebrate their commencement of services replacing Air Nelson/Air New Zealand Link Q300's. The Air Chathams DC3, ZK-AWP, flew from Auckland to Whanganui lunchtime 30 July.
Posted by MRCAviation at 4:51 PM