Now it is storm season and,we are used to it, but tonights storm seemed to be very destructive, especially for those at Archerfield (YBAF)
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|VH-LQQ arrives into Wellcamp with traditional water cannon salute ©BWW Facebook|
Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon said passengers in and out of Blenheim would benefit from an average 15 per cent drop in fares because of the extra seats.Blenheim however will experience some of the last changes with the Wellington route changing in March 2016, while the Christchurch route will change in April 2016, just four months before the final 1900D is retired.
|Eagle Air Beech 1900D ZK-EAB at BHE in happier times ©nzompilot|
“This is good news for the following 12 towns: Kerikeri, Whangarei, Tauranga, Hamilton, Rotorua, Gisborne, Taupo, Wanganui, Palmerston North, Blenheim, Hokitika and Timaru. Each will progressively move to 50 seat aircraft and benefit from fare reductions.”
Unfortunately there are a small number of regional routes where customer demand simply cannot sustain larger 50 seat aircraft and Air New Zealand will therefore suspend the following services from April 2015: Kaitaia – Auckland; Whakatane – Auckland; Whangarei – Wellington; Taupo – Wellington; Westport – Wellington and Palmerston North – Nelson. Hamilton – Auckland will also be suspended from February 2016.
From 20 November customers dealing with a bereavement or unexpected critical medical situation will have the security of knowing they can travel domestically at short notice for a fixed price of $169 for a single sector or $249 for two or more sectors. These fares can be booked up to seven days in advance of travel for a close family bereavement or up to 48 hours in advance of travel for a critical medical situation.