Airlines of New Zealand
Celebrating airlines which have transported us around Aotearoa and internationally.
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De Havilland DH89a Dragon Rapide = NZ558 ZK-AHS Twin-engine biplane. Maker and role: The de Havilland Aircraft Company Limited, Manufacturer National Airways Corporation, Commissioned by, Production date: 1938
South Pacific Airlines of New Zealand [SPANZ ] Badge. Small pin-backed badge. Blue text on a cream-coloured background. On the front of the badge in the centre is a cartoon kiwi wearing a pilot's suit and with a hat displaying the "SPANZ" logo. On the right is printed: "Capt. Kiwi" (italics), and to the left is "SPANZMAN CLUB". The back of the badge has a maroon plastic backing, a metal border and a metal pin mechanism in the centre.
Rectangular metal unit, painted black, rounded case at back, mechanical controls at back right. Front face shows "flap" display. Airlines featured in flap display are: "MOUNT COOK / AIRLINE / NM"; "NAC"; "AIR NEW / ZEALAND / TE"; "QANTAS / QF"; "AIR NEW / ZEALAND / NZ"; "eagle airways / EX"; "ASSOCIATED / AIR / AA"; "WAIRARAPA / AIRLINES / WA"; "AIR / ALBATROSS / IV"; "Newmans / Air / ZQ".
Four-engine, long range commercial and passenger Flying Boat. The hull is an alloy two-stop planing bottom divided into watertight compartments by vertical bulkheads. The aircraft is powered by four Bristol Hercules 733 engines. The carrying capacity of the aircraft is 42 day passengers and crew. Maker and role: Short Brothers and Harland Limited, Manufacturer Tasman Empire Airways Limited, Commissioned by, Production date: 1949
Flag, cloth, blue background with Air New Zealand logo in white. Border of flag taped in white cloth and stitched to the body of the flag. 3 metal eyelets on left hand side of flag. Metal rings through each eyelet. Printed on base of flag "Air New Zealand".
“Junior Jet Club Air New Zealand” pin made by Hansen & Berry Ltd Auckland. Pin clasp at back. Gold and blue letters on white background. Includes Air New Zealand logo.
Sachet containing a SHOE shine pad. Yellow with red and white writing and Air New Zealand logo with koru. Reverse has directions for use.
This NAC "Route Map" was produced at the time of the introduction of Viscount aircraft on NAC routes.
Red Crimplene shift dress with short sleeves; falls at the knee. White panel around neckline and down centre, stopping at mid-bust. Worn with jacket. Maker and role: National Airways Corporation, Attributed to, Production date: 1970-1976
1960s "NAC Boeing 737 Twinjet" brochure, produced shortly after the Boeing 737 arrival in New Zealand for promotional purposes.
Child's jigsaw puzzle from Air New Zealand. Depicts a coloured cartoon image of plane with Air New Zealand livery in the process of being washed, cleaned and refuelled. Puzzle pieces features curved edges.
Passenger ticket and boarding card for Miss C. G. McSkimming for a flight on the 9th of March 1941. Ticket outlines extract from the General conditions of carriage of passengers and baggage.
Small sized white and yellow/cream fabric material commemoration label, printed in black reads, ' UNION AIRWAYS LTD/ AUCKLAND - WELLINGTON SERVICE / 26 JUNE 1937'. Maker and role: Union Airways of New Zealand Limited, Attributed to, Production date: 1937
Light blue linen flag with "MOUNT COOK / AIRLINES" in navy blue with a white flower in centre. Makers label "MADE BY / HUTCHESON, WILSON & / CO / LTD. / AUCKLAND WELLINGTON". Maker: Hutcheson, Wilson and Company Limited
A brochure advertising the national airline, with a buffet and luncheon menu, an illustration of the flying boat used by the airline, and photographs of passengers enjoying meals and card games in the cabin seating.