Story: Aviation

Aircraft of the late 1970s

Aircraft of the late 1970s

By 1979, when this photograph was taken at Wellington airport, Air New Zealand had absorbed NAC and was the sole state-owned carrier. The NAC domestic fleet was rebranded with Air New Zealand colours. The two main aircraft were the Fokker Friendship (foreground) and the Boeing 737 (centre). Behind them are a Safe Air Bristol freighter and an inter-island ferry, both used to carry cargo across Cook Strait.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: Ep/1979/4025/15
Photograph by Ian Mackley

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Peter Aimer, 'Aviation - Changing times: 1960s and 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2023)

Story by Peter Aimer, published 12 Jun 2006