AIR NAPIER IN THE MEDIA

The Gisborne

Andrew Ashton

Strong demand for Air Napier flights

November 5, 2019

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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NZ Herald

Hawke's Bay Today

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

June 17, 2019

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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The Gisborne Herald

News

History revived as Hawke’s Bay-Gisborne route returns

January 31, 2019

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

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The Gisborne Herald

Andrew Ashton

Air Napier service starts

January 26, 2019

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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NZ Herald

Haawke's Bay Today

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

August 23, 2019

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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NZ Herald

Hawke's Bay Today

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

February 4, 2019

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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NZ Herald

Business

Direct flights between Napier and Gisborne launched

January 28, 2019

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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The Gisborne Herald

Andrew Ashton

Air Napier brings in former RNZAF chief

June 19, 2019

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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The Gisborne Herald

Andrew Ashton

Air Napier fields calls for school run flights

February 2, 2019

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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The Gisborne Herald

Jeremy Muir

Flying options if demand is there

January 26, 2019

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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