Video: Air New Zealand's last Boeing 777-200 leaves for Roswell, New Mexico

The last of Air New Zealand's Boeing 777-200 fleet has arrived at its likely final destination, an aircraft storage facility in Roswell, New Mexico.

The aircraft with the registration ZK-OKG began its time with Air NZ in October 2006 and since then has operated hundreds of flights to destinations across Australia, Asia and North America.

Air NZ has sent most of its 777 fleet to long-term storage facilities in the United States, while other long-haul aircraft remain on the ground in Auckland due to COVID-19.

It's estimated there were a total of 8750 widebodies, narrowbodies and regional jets in storage around the world as a result of the pandemic. More than two-thirds of the world's aircraft have been in storage since March.

ZK-OKG was the seventh of eight 777-200 aircraft delivered to Air NZ between 2005 and 2007 - ZK-OKA was the first and ZK-OKH the last.

The aircraft had 26 seats in business class, 40 in Premium economy and 246 in economy class.

While its last flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Roswell International Air Center Airport was a short one, it will be remembered as being a key part of Air NZ's international expansion for a long time to come.