Air New Zealand (ANZ) will acquire 14 Airbus A320 aircraft to replace its 15 Boeing 737-300s.

The IAE V2500 engined aircraft can fly up to 3,000nm at a speed of Mach 0.82.

The carrier has also received purchase rights for a further 11 A320 aircraft under the deal.

The A320s have 171 seats, compared with the previous 133 for its 737s and will be operated on domestic routes.