27 January 2011

More details on the Q300 service to Hokitika

Air Nelson will from April begin scheduled services between Christchurch and Hokitika using its 50 seat Bombardier Q300 aircraft. The route is currently operated by Air New Zealand subsidiary Eagle Air using 19-seat Beech 1900D and Jetstream 32 aircraft. New CAA approval for Hokitika Airport means it can now accept scheduled Q300 flights (ad-hoc Q300 aircraft flights have operated into Hokitika previously with approval from CAA). The Q300 aircraft will operate a morning return service between Christchurch and Hokitika on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with an additional return service on Friday evenings. Air Nelson GM Grant Kerr says, “The addition of the Q300 services will increase total capacity on the route by 12.6% resulting in 1,200 available seats per week.” There has been some reorganisation of existing flights to accommodate the new services and ensure a spread of frequency to meet demand.

Source : http://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/press-releases-2011-air-nelson-to-fly-q300s-to-hokitika

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