New Zealand to cut daily flights from Whanganui
Air New Zealand has announced its plans to slash a daily flight between Whanganui and Auckland from March next year.
The airline said that it is planning to offer only two outward and two inward flights, seven days a week. The airline is running three flights from the location but a spokesperson for the company outlines that the transition is in line with the company's changes made around the country because it shifted from 19-seat Beechcraft 1900D planes to the 50-seater Bombardier Q300s.
The airline also indicated that it is continually reviewing its network schedule in order to ensure that it has matching capacity with demand. A company spokesperson said that the changes will reduce the number of flights but will ultimately increase the number of seta offered on the rout. The company said that Q300 aircraft had increased seat capacity by 25 per cent and thus fewer flights are needed.
The company said that there will be two flights from Whanganui to Auckland at 6.30am and again at 4.05pm. On the other hand, the return flights will fly from Auckland at 2.35pm and again at 6.45pm.
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