01 April 2020

Sounds Air suspends Westport flights

The cancellation of the Westport service is not news... but the piece about how Westport is doing is interesting. Go Sounds Air!

Sounds Air has suspended its Westport flights during the Covid-19 lockdown. Buller Mayor Jamie Cleine said yesterday he understood the Civil Aviation Authority had also prohibited all recreational flying during the level 4 alert. Air New Zealand is still flying into Hokitika from Christchurch. Mr Cleine said he had not spoken to Sounds Air directors but the Westport to Wellington route had been going well prior to the lockdown. "I understand most of the Westport to Wellington flights were full or three-quarters full, so I'm pretty confident that route will bounce back once the lockdown is over." Although small planes, the service offered a quick link between the Coast and the capital and was popular with professionals.

1 comment:

  1. Will sounds air survive this lock down? One of their pilots was saying the pc12 has too few seats for the cost to operate