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Air New Zealand to sell its remaining ATR 72-500s

Auckland, New Zealand - Air New Zealand terminates its ATR 72-500 operations. The airline now put its six remaining ATR 72-500s up for sale.

The aircraft with registration ZK-MCY (MSN 703) conducted Air New Zealand's last commercial ATR72-500 flight on February 9 as flight NZ5383 from Wellington to Christchurch.

The carrier will continue to serve its regional routes with its ATR 72-600 fleet of 27 aircraft. The airline operates its ATR 72-600s for scheduled flights throughout the North and South Islands of New Zealand.