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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

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