Strong demand for Air Napier flights

A year on from reopening air links between Gisborne and Napier, airline Air Napier is looking to buy a new, bigger aircraft to expand the service and maybe also “fill the gaps” left by the exit of Jetstar from the regions.

Air Napier chief executive Shah Aslam said strong demand meant the airline had now increased flights between the two centres from six a week to 16.

“It’s been hugely positive and hugely successful — we’ve ended with a bang. Our flying time over the last month has been up by 35 percent…

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