19 December 2014
Westport closing in on air service provider
Westport could be close to getting a replacement air service off the ground, with Air New Zealand set to cut flights to the town later next year. Last month, Air NZ announced that Westport was one of seven regional towns which would be losing its flights from April 2015. Since the announcement was made the Buller District Council has been working on finding a replacement carrier for the town. Buller Mayor Garry Howard said this morning the council had discussed, in the public excluded section of the council meeting yesterday, what airline it would be working with on a possible new service. "We have now got to complete some negotiations with regard to it. People can be assured we are going to have a good air service and we look forward to making an announcement in the new year," Mr Howard said. Picton-based Sounds Air and Golden Bay Air have both been mooted as possible carriers.
Source : Greymouth Star, 18 December 2014
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