East Bay Aviation has announced its intention to operate Whakatane-Auckland services using a 12- to 14-seater aircraft. “We think we can operate that size aircraft quite economically so that’s probably where we would be heading.” East Bay Aviation intends to just operate a single sector – perhaps they could rename themselves Bell Air! Bell Air certainly had a loyal following from Whakatane residents and the size of the town with the right aircraft could conceivably be quite profitable.
|Looking for work... Air Chathams' Fairchild Metroliner III ZK-CIC|
|Looking for work... Inflite Charter's BAe Jetstream 32s, ZK-ECI and ZK-ECJ|
|Looking for work... Sounds Air's latest acquisition, Cessna Grand Caravan N771AL destined to become ZK-SAW and currently on its ferry flight to New Zealand. An ideal machine for Cook Strait flights and for Kaitaia and Whakatane|