|Eagle Air's Beech 1900D ZK-EAC at Westport in 2003|
|Air National's BAe 32 Jetstream ZK-ECN arrives at Westport on 29 May 2008 on an Eagle Air flight|
|Vincent Aviation's Beech 1900D ZK-VAB on an Eagle Air flight at Westport on 2 October 2005. Photographer unknown|
|Westport airport chief executive Bede Brown, captain Alistair Marshall, first officer Dan Bolton and operations manager William Oxley at the door of Beech 1900 ZK-EAJ as the Westport-Christchurch service starts on 6 July 2009|
In October 2012 a downturn hit the mining industry which in turn meant a weakened demand for flights. In February 2014 the Saturday flight and Wednesday morning flights were cut and Air New Zealand told Westport, "The message to people is use it or lose it."
Air New Zealand's decision to drop its Beech 1900D aircraft from its fleet was the final straw for the Westport service and in late 2014 the national carrier announced it would withdraw its air service from Westport. The final flight was operated on the 28th of April 2015 under the command of Captain Andrew Mercer and First Officer Jason McDonald in Beech 1900D ZK-EAN. 13 passengers flew into Westport on Eagle flight NZ2587 while only 5 passengers flew out on the last flight, NZ2588.
|The final service to Westport operated on 28 April 2015 by Beech 1900 ZK-EAN.|
|The Eagle Air crew, Captain Andrew Mercer (left) and First Officer Jason McDonald (right) with Eagle Air's Westport ground staff|
|The national carrier flies away from Westport for the last time|