The 1995-built Boeing 737-3K2 s/n 27635 l/n 2721 flew first on 2 May
1995. The airframe was built for ILFC and was registered PH-TSZ in the
Netherlands with Transavia Airlines, Schiphol-Centrum, on 17 May 1995.
The aircraft was delivered the same day at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
On 10 January 1996, the aircraft was registered with Transavia Airlines
as operator and ILFC as owner. On 12 December 1997, MSA I Corporation in
the US was registered as new owner the aircraft. On 10 October 2001,
registration PH-TSZ was cancelled and the next day the Boeing was
registered ZK-SJE with Zeal 320 Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand.and Freedom Air International
as operator. Freedom Air International was a low cost scheduled
passenger airline operating flights between New Zealand and cities and
resorts in Eastern Australia, Fiji.