08 August 2012
Eagle Air Beech Fleet - Update 3
Eagle Air is confident of moving two thirds of passengers booked to travel today close to their scheduled times. Four Eagle Air Beech 1900D have been fully cleared and returned to service following a precautionary fleet inspection yesterday. “By utilising other aircraft across the Air New Zealand fleet we’re able to fly approximately 1000 of our customers to and from their destinations today,” says Eagle Air General Manager Carrie Hurihanganui. “We are also providing air services into nearly all of the 20 airports around the country that we normally operate into, excepting Masterton, Kaitaia and Wanaka which are being covered by road transport. We regret the inconvenience caused to customers in these three regions. “We sincerely apologise to all customers affected by unavoidable schedule changes, however, safety is paramount and non-negotiable,” she says. The airline is consulting with the aircraft manufacturer to seek advice about any further maintenance work that may be required to on the remainder of the fleet. Passengers booked to travel on Eagle Air flights (NZ2000 series flight numbers) up to and including Tuesday 14 August can choose to switch to another Air New Zealand flight on the same route, apply the fare to another destination, or choose to have the fare held in credit. A full refund is available where none of these options meets the customer’s needs.
Hokitika had its normal Wednesday morning Q300 service and an ATR in the afternoon... A lot of Eagle flights across the network appear to be cancelled tomorrow morning
Posted by Steve L at 9:00 PM