25 July 2020

Whakatane Update

It's still very slow movements for our local airline Air Chathams, as it tries to make a comeback from COVID-19. Chief Executive Duane Emeny has told Radio 1XX, although it's great to see planes back in the air, it's still tough as the company has taken a big loss. Prior to COVID-19, Air Chathams had 35 flights a week between Auckland and Whakatane, but now it is only operating 24 a week. Mr Emeny says feedback from customers is the flight schedule is catering for people that want to travel to Auckland, but not people that want to travel to Whakatane. This has led to the airline revising its schedule, to have a flight departing Auckland at 8am from Monday to Thursday.

1 comment: