Air Nelson to launch new NZ domestic route
Air Nelson, a subsidiary of Air New Zealand, will launch scheduled services between Christchurch and Hokitika, on the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island, using its 50 seat Bombardier Q300 aircraft. The route is currently operated by Air New Zealand subsidiary Eagle Air using 19-seat Beech 1900D and Jetstream 32 aircraft.
The Q300 aircraft will operate a morning return service on the domestic route on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with an additional return service on Friday evenings.
Air Nelson GM Grant Kerr said; “The addition of the Q300 services will increase total capacity on the route by 12.6% resulting in 1,200 available seats per week.”