|The smallest in Air North's fleet, Aero Commander 500, ZK-CWP, at Palmerston North on 30 January 1976|
Consideration did not translate into action and Tokoroa was quietly dropped from Air North’s timetable. With patronage figures like these, one can see why both the Akarana Air and Air North service failed. Any successful service to Tokoroa needed the NZ Forest Products traffic which, at this time, was being carried by their own private aircraft. The NZ Forest Products service, which later became a public air service operated as Auckland Tokoroa Air Service was covered in an earlier post, http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.com/2010/06/forestry-towns-businessliners.html.