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.
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.
Hawke's Bay Today
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.
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.
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.
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.