27 April 2021

Double Flights starting Next Week

A New Zealand domestic airline service has added a new Hamilton-based aircraft to its fleet, expanding its services. From Monday, May 3, the Originair Jetstream 32 plane will overnight an aircraft and crew in Hamilton allowing an early morning departure to Palmerston North and on to Nelson. The reverse will occur each weekday evening with the aircraft departing Nelson with a direct flight to Palmerston North and on to Hamilton departing at 5.10pm and arriving at 6pm. The service has been on Originair’s agenda since Air New Zealand withdrew the Hamilton to Palmerston North route in October last year. Originair CEO, Robert Inglis, said the morning departure between the two cities allows business travellers to get a full day’s work in Palmerston North. From here, they hope to offer double daily services between the cities. The airlines’ direct Hamilton flights to Nelson each Friday evening, returning on Sunday evening, remain unchanged, as do the Friday and Sunday services between Nelson and Wellington.

Source : https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/124953609/to-hamilton-and-beyond-new-aircraft-connects-flyers-to-the-north-and-south

Morning flights leave Hamilton at 8.20am to arrive at Palmerston North at 9.20am and Nelson at 10.35am

Afternoon flights leave Hamilton at 3.20pm to arrive at Palmerston North at 4.20pm and Nelson at 5.50pm

Morning flights leave Nelson at 8.30am and Palmerston North at 10.00am to arrive at Hamilton at 11.00am.

Afternoon flights leave Nelson at 3.45pm and Palmerston North at 5.10pm to arrive at Hamilton at 6.00pm.

The double flights operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. With all due respect to Robert Inglis, business travellers would get a day's business in if the morning flights left 80 to 90 minutes earlier. 

1 comment:

  1. Someone very wise found around here in these parts of the world, already mentioned that a early morning/late evening flight was needed...??? I wonder who should actually get the full credit???
    I think it may be that local guy Steve, who was a somewhat regular patron on the old Air NZ Tron to Palmy flight