Wellingtonians will get a rare chance to see Air New Zealand's showpiece aircraft - the all black 777-300- for the first time this weekend.
The massive all black long-haul carrier will land at Wellington airport at 10.45am on Sunday for a brief stop on its way to Warbirds over Wanaka in the South Island.
The aircraft, which is 74-metres long, has the capacity to carry 338 passengers and has a giant silver fern painted on its side.
It is the second time a 777-300 has landed in the city, but the first visit for the black model, as it usually flies long-haul services from Auckland to Los Angeles and London.
The best vantage points for seeing the all black aircraft as it flies into the city will be on Moa Point Road, Lyall Bay. It is only a brief visit as it will depart the airport at 11.15.
The whistle-stop Wellington and Wanaka tour follows last weekend's display at the RNZAF 75th anniversary air show at Ohakea.