03 August 2018

Napier's busy Hawkes Bay Airport

Demand for flights between Hawke's Bay and Auckland will see Air New Zealand put on an extra 12 one-way flights between the centres from the end of October. The new service to be operated over the summer period by the airline's 50-seat Q300 aircraft will depart Auckland at 5:50pm with the aircraft overnighting at Hawke's Bay Airport and returning to Auckland at 7:15am. Air New Zealand regional affairs manager Ian Collier said the additional flights came in response to growing demand from business travellers. "It's great to be able to meet the needs of businesses, with the additional flights offering those travelling from Hawke's Bay the option of three services to Auckland before 8:30am and customers heading to Hawke's Bay three flight options after 5pm," he said. The new flights, commencing on October 28 will see a 7.15am flight from Napier to Auckland, Monday to Saturday, and a 5.50pm flight from Auckland on Sunday to Friday.

Source : https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/105959847/increased-demand-sees-air-new-zealand-put-on-extra-flights-between-hawkes-bay-and-auckland?cid=facebook.post.105959847

Napier is increasingly becoming a busy airport. From the 28th of October the scheduled movements FROM Napier are as follows

To Auckland with Air New Zealand
Mondays and Tuesdays - 10 flights
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays - 11 flights
Saturdays and Sundays - 9 flights
All these flights are operated by ATR 72s with the exception of the new Q300 flight which operates Monday to Saturday. 

To Auckland with Jetstar
Sunday to Friday - 4 flights
Saturdays - 3 flights
All these flights are operated with Q300s 

To Christchurch with Air New Zealand
Mondays and Tuesdays - 2 flights
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays - 3 flights
Saturdays and Sundays - 2 flights
All these flights are operated by ATR 72s.

To Wellington with Air New Zealand 
Mondays and Tuesdays - 4 flights
Wednesdays to Fridays - 5 flights
Saturdays and Sundays - 3 flights
All these flights are operated with Q300s with the exception of one ATR flight which operates  Monday to Saturday.

To Blenheim with Sounds Air 
Tuesdays and Thursdays - 2 flight
Fridays and Sundays - 1 flight
These flights are operated with Pilatus PC12s.

To Gisborne with Air Napier
Tuesday to Saturday - 1 flight
This is a courier flight but seats may be available. The flight is operated with a Piper Navajo, Piper Seneca or a Piper Cherokee 6 depending on freight and whether there are passengers.

To Palmerston North and Nelson with Originair
Mondays and Wednesdays
All these flights are operated with Jetstreams.

To New Plymouth and Nelson with Originair
Fridays and Sundays
All these flights are operated with Jetstreams.


  1. How many NPE/AKL on Jetstar now days?

  2. 3 sometimes 4 a day.

  3. Your forgot the Jetstar services in your list.

  4. You can also add us to the list! :) https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/105997813/airline-to-launch-direct-flights-between-napier-new-plymouth-and-palmerston-north

  5. Yes... I did forget Jetstar and yes, I will add Originair!

  6. WLG-NPE is operated by an ATR on Sunday evening as NZ5896