AIR NAPIER IN THE NEWS & MEDIA

December 28, 2020

Every day, dozens of regularly scheduled flights are powering around New Zealand. Stuff Travel is highlighting the country’s “other” airlines. This week: Air Napier. 

The demand for private jet travel is on the rise, and Air Napier believes it has spotted a gap in the market.

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Alan Granville

Stuff.co.nz

June 19, 2019

Air Napier brings in former RNZAF chief

After directiong troops in East Timor and helping earthquake-stricken Christchurch back on its feet, a retired airforce chief is now helping plan new airline routes.

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Andrew Ashton

The Gisborne Herald

February 2, 2019

Air Napier fields calls for school run flights

Investors behind the re-launch of the Napier to Gisborne airline route have been blown away with inquiries about the new service — particularly with an unexpected call from Gisborne for a possible “school run” by air.

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Andrew Ashton

The Gisborne Herald

January 26, 2019

Flying options if demand is there

Under new ownership, Air Napier is expanding from private charters, scenic flights and ground handling operations to become a regional domestic carrier.

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Jeremy Muir

The Gisborne Herald

November 5, 2019

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.

 

“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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Andrew Ashton

The Gisborne

June 17, 2019

Air Napier shakes things up with new ownership and change of management

Air Napier looks set to take off as it comes under new ownership and new management.

CEO and new owner of Air Napier, Shah Aslam, said it was exciting to announce the new venture for the company.

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Hawke's Bay Today

NZ Herald

January 31, 2019

History revived as Hawke’s Bay-Gisborne route returns

New Zealand aviation’s second oldest domestic route was back in action yesterday.

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News

The Gisborne Herald

January 26, 2019

Air Napier service starts

ALL THE BEST: Mayor Meng Foon with Air Napier chief executive Shah Aslam, who he has wished all the best as the airline starts a service between Gisborne and Napier next week.

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Andrew Ashton

The Gisborne Herald

August 23, 2019

Jetstar pulling out of Hawke's Bay would spell 'disaster': Hastings councillor

Jetstar pulling its Hawke's Bay service would be a "disaster", claims one Hastings District Councillor.

Speculation is swirling that Jetstar may stop regional services, including Hawke's Bay, after it was revealed the carrier is making a loss on provincial services.

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Hawke's Bay Today

NZ Herald

February 4, 2019

Flying school bus? Private school parents ask for flight from Gisborne to Hawke's Bay

Investors behind the re-launch of the Napier to Gisborne airline route have been blown away with inquiries about the new service — particularly with an unexpected call from Gisborne for a possible "school run" by air.

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Hawke's Bay Today

NZ Herald

January 28, 2019

Direct flights between Napier and Gisborne launched

Hawke's Bay based airline Air Napier will be running a regular commercial flight between the two cities, kicking off with two flights on Wednesday.

CEO Shah Aslam , who took over the company in November, said Air Napier had been receiving a lot of feedback from people wanting the route.

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Business

NZ Herald