02 September 2016

It's official...

Fokker Friendship services in New Zealand have finally ended.

Fokker Friendship ZK-PAX, operating as POST675 left Auckland for Christchurch at 10.00pm last night arriving at around midnight. The return flight, POST 676, left just after 2.00am this morning arriving back into at just after 4.00am.

So ends 56 years of continuous commercial service of Friendships in New Zealand skies

AgairNZ caught the Freindships and an example of what is replacing them at Auckland on 1 September 2016


  1. the afnz convairs are being parked a pmr, 3 are there so far.

  2. Sad end of an era 😭😭😭 would love to see them tour the country as a farewell of the friendships

  3. Is there any word about what will happen to the aircraft? Assuming there's not a lot of resale value left in the airframe itself, it would be nice to see one preserved at somewhere like MOTAT, given the significant contribution the type has made to NZ aviation.