|Bought for the Kaikohe service, Aero Commander 680FL ZK-DBQ at Christchurch. Photo : D White collection|
|Aero Commander 500 ZK-CWP at Kaikohe on the inaugural flight. Photo : Northern News|
|A better shot of Aero Commander 500 ZK-CWP at its Rotorua home base. 13 May 1973. Photo : B Gavin|
A month after the service had begun the company had flown a total of 108 people out of the town and 73 in, giving an average passenger loading of three in and four out on the Monday to Saturday service with the company achieving 100 per cent regularity in flights. The local agent, Colin Finnerty, told the Northern News, “Passengers were very impressed with aircraft and the informality of the service. As there is no partition between the captain and passengers he is able to give a commentary on points on interest while airborne and younger passengers have expressed delight at being able to hear him radio between Whenuapai and Mangere airports.” The airline also picked up a contract to fly air mail service to and from Kaikohe.
|Timetable effective 21 August 1970|