04 June 2011

Whakatane-Wellington Service Shelved for Winter

Eagle Air boss flies in for Chamber breakfastWednesday, 01 June 2011...  Carrie Hurihanganui has been working within the Air New Zealand group for the past 12 years and has been the general manager of Eagle Air since July 2009.... She will discuss domestic and regional routes and how this fits with domestic travel tourism, as well as sharing an insight into the services to Whakatane, as well as success stories in small regions around the country.

It is likely the future of Eagle Air’s direct flight service to Wellington will be a topic of great interest to those attending. “Low demand” for flights between the Eastern Bay and the nation’s capital prompted the airline to can the service for five months from May. When the hiatus was announced in November, Ms Hurihanganui said the direct service would now only operate during the higher demand summer months and during the winter season passengers travelling between Whakatane and Wellington would be accommodated via an Auckland connection. The service was introduced with much fanfare in 2008, initially with six services per week which were later scaled back to five.

For the full article see http://www.whakatanebeacon.co.nz/cms/news/2011/06/art10009390.php

See also : http://www.whakatanebeacon.co.nz/cms/news/2010/11/art10008199.php

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