05 August 2016

Growing Gisborne's Air Traffic

After introducing more seat capacity for flights between Gisborne and the nation’s capital, Air New Zealand says it will closely monitor passenger demand to match market demand for flights. A spokesman for the airline yesterday confirmed it had replaced all the Beech aircraft with bigger aircraft on the route. “Air New Zealand’s fleet of Beech 1900D aircraft is operated by Eagle Airways, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air New Zealand. “In late 2014, we announced that Air New Zealand would retire its Beech fleet and that Beech routes would be gradually transitioned to the 50-seat Bombardier Q300 aircraft. “Earlier this year we commenced this transition process on the Gisborne-Wellington route, operating a combination of Beech 1900D and Q300 aircraft on the route initially. “This route is now exclusively serviced by the larger Q300 aircraft, allowing us to offer a more consistent product offering on the route and deliver a capacity increase of 70 percent, or about 600 new seats each week. “From October 30, our services between Gisborne and Auckland will also grow with the addition of a previously- announced fifth daily service. The increase in capacity and frequencies will offer more choice for customers."

Source :http://gisborneherald.co.nz/localnews/2408708-135/big-birds-fly-south-this-winter, 2 August 2016

1 comment:

  1. My Question is will the WLG-GIS route last with the Q300s. I guess only time will tell seats are an alright price starting at $79, But some days they only have 1 flight available with 3 being the max, Yes that's 150 seats compered to the 57 on the 1900D. I do wish Air NZ all the best for this route and I do reckon it will be successful