Air New Zealand boosts business flights to and from Palmy

Air New Zealand will operate an additional 12 one-way business timed services per week between Palmerston North and Auckland from mid-August.
29 May 2018

The new service will depart Auckland for Palmerston North at 5:50pm Sunday-Friday, with a return service from Palmerston North to Auckland departing at 7:25am Monday-Saturday.

Air New Zealand Regional Affairs Manager Ian Collier says the airline continues to see strong traveller demand between Palmerston North and Auckland.

"It's fantastic to be able to meet this demand, with the additional services now offering travellers from Palmerston North the option of three services to Auckland before 9am, and those returning from Auckland three flight options between 5pm and 7pm."

Palmerston North City Mayor Grant Smith says, "It's great additional business capacity has been added to an already busy Palmerston North-Auckland route. Adding these extra services brings much opportunity and needed capacity for business, educational and leisure visitors' travel."

Palmerston North Airport Limited Chief Executive David Lanham says, "To accommodate unprecedented demand from our regional travellers, the airport company has invested significantly in facility upgrades and so we welcome the news of Air New Zealand's investment in additional capacity on the Palmerston North-Auckland route."

The new schedule will take effect from 13 August 2018.

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Issued by Air New Zealand Communications.

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