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Could another airline save the regions?


Regional New Zealand could be in for relief, as Air Chathams investigates further expanding its network. 

The privately-owned airline has 15 aircraft, and has progressively taken over axed Air New Zealand routes. That includes Auckland to Whanganui, Whakatāne and Kāpiti Coast. 

The flights are on top of its longstanding services to the Chatham Islands from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

Hamilton to Nelson was one of the new routes of interest, alongside a Masterton to Auckland service.

SIMON SMITH/FAIRFAX NZ

Hamilton to Nelson was one of the new routes of interest, alongside a Masterton to Auckland service.

Air Chathams CEO Craig Emeny said the airline wouldn’t consider picking…



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