05 December 2010

Wanaka's Eagle Air Flights

The trial of an extended flight service between Wanaka and Christchurch continues while flight numbers are collated. Following pressure from tourism and business sectors, Air New Zealand subsidiary Eagle Air increased the number of flights on its Christchurch-Wanaka route by 40 per cent in August. The new schedule has been trialling twice-daily flights on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday with one flight on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Previously the company operated one return flight between the two centres from Monday to Saturday and two Sunday flights. Eagle Air general manager Carrie Hurihanganui said there was no doubt more passengers were travelling but it was too early to make any definite decision on the success of the new service. She was to meet with Lake Wanaka Tourism general manager James Helmore in the next week. Ms Hurihanganui said the airline was " not unhappy" with the number of passengers.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Air New Zealand the extended flight service between Wanaka and Christchurch is the best thing that has ever happen to us, great work.