Air New Zealand is making final preparations for its first evening flight from Auckland to Queenstown - due to touch down on Monday night.

Significant preparations have been made to prepare Queenstown airport to receive evening flights.

This, the fourth video in a series of behind the scenes films, explains the process from the carrier's side.

"It's really exciting to be at the end of this project after such a long time after so much hard work by the team," Captain Graham Cheal says.


Planes have been fitted with a "head-up display" and pilots have been practising the landing in darkness.

Watch last week's behind the scenes video showing the 90-minute turnaround:

Take a look behind the scenes at how Air New Zealand prepares an international flight with a turnaround time of 90 minutes.

And the team at the airline's 'Pee lab' - who maintain the fleet's toilets:

Air NZ's released a new 'behind the scenes' video showing the team responsible for looking after the toilets on its aircraft.

And what is 'Speed Tape'?

Air New Zealand head of engineering Grant Crenfeldt shows off the special tape used on its aircraft in the latest behind the scenes video from the national carrier.