Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Air New Zealand cuts fares between Gisborne and Auckland

9 September 2013

Air New Zealand cuts fares between Gisborne and Auckland

Air New Zealand has reduced fares between Gisborne and Auckland by an average of 11 percent with the introduction of a new cut price lead in fare of $79.

The reduction across all fare types on the route reflects operational efficiencies that have been achieved since the airline upgauged most Auckland-Gisborne services to larger 50 seat Bombardier Q300 aircraft in October last year.

Air New Zealand Group General Manager New Zealand and Pacific Islands Cam Wallace says the airline is passing on these cost savings to customers despite a 100 percent increase in landing fees at Gisborne Airport since December 2012.

“Increased capacity on the route since October last year has contributed to a 12 percent increase in passenger numbers over the past six months, when compared with the same period last year. This additional demand allows us to operate larger aircraft into Gisborne and cut fare prices, which in turn should help further stimulate demand.

“We are in the business of encouraging people to fly – offering a fast and affordable alternative to driving between Gisborne and Auckland is sure to see even more people take up that option.”

The new fares are available now for travel from 29 October at www.airnz.co.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Media: Julian Wilcox Leaves Māori TV

Māori Television has confirmed the resignation of Head of News and Production Julian Wilcox. Mr Maxwell acknowledged Mr Wilcox’s significant contribution to Māori Television since joining the organisation in 2004. More>>

ALSO:

Genetics: New Heat Tolerant Cow Developed

Hamilton, New Zealand-based Dairy Solutionz Ltd has led an expert genetics team to develop a new dairy cow breed conditioned to thrive in lower elevation tropical climates and achieve high milk production under heat stress. More>>

Fractals: Thousands More Business Cards Needed To Build Giant Sponge

New Zealand is taking part in a global event this weekend to build a Menger Sponge using 15 million business cards but local organisers say they are thousands of business cards short. More>>

Scoop Business: NZ Net Migration Rises To Annual Record In September

New Zealand’s annual net migration rose to a record in September, beating government forecasts, as the inflow was spurred by student arrivals from India and Kiwis returning home from Australia. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Fletcher To Close Its Christchurch Insulation Plant, Cut 29 Jobs

Fletcher Building, New Zealand’s largest listed company, will close its Christchurch insulation factory, as it consolidates its Tasman Insulations operations in a “highly competitive market”. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Novartis Adds Nine New Treatments Under Pharmac Deal

Novartis New Zealand, the local unit of the global pharmaceuticals firm, has added nine new treatments in a far-ranging agreement with government drug buying agency, Pharmac. More>>

ALSO:

Crown Accounts: English Wary On Tax Take, Could Threaten Surplus

Finance Minister Bill English is warning the tax take may come in below forecast in the current financial year, as figures released today confirm it was short by nearly $1 billion in the year to June 30 and English warned of the potential impact of slumping receipts from agricultural exports. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand

Mosh Social Media
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news