|NZ Herald 11 August 1993|
Quikmail International specialised in same-day urgent courier consignments and with the development of the freight airline the company was able to offer overnight freight and express work. This lessened their reliance on the major airlines to move their freight. The South Island Fastway Couriers franchise was a major contractor and each weekday evening ZK-KML flew direct from Auckland to Christchurch, the hub of Fastway's operations. From their trucks carried the freight to other South Island destinations by morning. Fastway's North Island hub was at Turangi, so the return flight stopped at Taupo from where the freight was distributed by road. The Bandeirante then flew an early morning flight from Auckland to Wellington. In Wellington Rex Aviation was contracted to undertake the maintenance but the aircraft could also be used for charter work from Wellington. The return flight to Auckland Airport carried 6000 Evening Post newspapers as Wellington Newspapers moved into the market left empty by the demise of the Auckland Star. In terms of freight capacity the Bandeirante could carry 1400 to 1500 kg from Auckland to Christchurch, cruising at 195 kts. The cabin had canvas lining that clipped in around the curtain rails, over the carpet on the floor, and that could come out and enabling the reinstalling of the seats within a few minutes.