30 May 2014

Masterton air service grounded?

A plan is in jeopardy to re-establish a Masterton air link using a Vincent Aviation Australia aircraft after the airline announced it was going into receivership. The Darwin-based company yesterday confirmed up to 120 staff were to lose their jobs in the receivership. Eagle Air, a subsidiary of Air New Zealand, had on February 5 ceased its Masterton to Auckland flights. Masterton businessmen Colin Oldfield and David Borman that month announced plans to use a Vincent Aviation-owned Saab aircraft to re-establish the passenger air service out of Masterton Airport at Hood Aerodrome. The pair had won wide support for their plan and earlier told the Wairarapa Times-Age of hopes that flights would begin in April. Mr Oldfield yesterday said he was unaware Vincent Aviation had gone into receivership and Mr Borman could not be reached for comment. 

1 comment:

  1. VA Australia and VA New Zealand are two separate companies. VA NZ is unaffected and will be the ones operating a Saab out of NZMS.