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2008-10-09 15:00:26

With Air New Zealand planning to suspend all but two weekly international flights out of Hamilton, Waikato Times readers have reacted strongly to the national carrier's move. A selection of responses are printed below: Greg Fletcher: I think it is terrible. Air New Zealand used to be a great airline to fly. It has put profits before anything else. I flew Air New Zealand to Christchurch in September and was disgusted by the service. I fly to Australia often and am sorry to say Air New...

2008-10-09 15:00:26

By RASMUSSEN, Warwick; FEEK, Belinda Hamilton International Airport is unlikely to get a lifeline from rival transtasman airlines to fill the void left by Air New Zealand. Three airlines spoken to yesterday appeared lukewarm, at best, to the suggestion of starting Hamilton services, after Air New Zealand announced it was canning all but two international flights from the city from March next year. Waikato Times readers, airport users and industry players have pushed for another airline...

2008-10-07 15:00:28

By RASMUSSEN, Warwick We want our international flights to continue out of Hamilton - we just want more of them at better times and at cheaper prices. That was the clear message from dozens of readers who responded to Saturday's Waikato Times report that Hamilton airport might lose its international status if passenger numbers don't improve. Annette Tofaeono said she used to fly Freedom Air out of Hamilton to visit family on the Gold Coast, but now flew Emirates out of Auckland. The...

2008-10-07 15:00:28

The Waikato Times revealed that international passenger numbers at Hamilton airport have nosedived over the past year. We asked readers why they weren't using the service? Below are a selection of responses: Paul Smith: It is all about the price of air travel. Why fly out of Hamilton when you can save a couple of hundred dollars by going from Auckland? You can stay a night at a hotel and they will look after your car for up to a fortnight, and take you and pick you up from the airport for...

2008-10-06 15:00:25

By RASMUSSEN, Warwick Use it or lose it, Hamilton. Your international airport could be canned if passengers continue to bypass it. City editor Warwick Rasmussen has his eye on the sky. -------------------- An alarming drop in overseas travellers using Hamilton Airport could put its future as an international terminal in jeopardy. And the worrying trend has airport bosses issuing a "use it or lose it" warning to potential passengers. In the year to June 30, the airport's overseas...

2008-09-17 15:00:25

By GARDNER, Chris A massive business park bordering Hamilton airport has been granted resource consent by Waipa District Council. The 177ha Titanium Park joint venture between the airport and McConnell Property will include commercial, industrial, manufacturing and aviation enterprises, and is billed to become the region's largest business park. It is expected to create 5000 jobs. Nigel Richards, McConnell Property head of commercial and industrial, said the new development would be a...

2008-09-16 15:00:26

By TIFFANY, Martin Luxury jets will line up at Hamilton International Airport next month as an aviation expo promises to bring some wings over the Waikato. Avex, the New Zealand National Aviation Expo, this week unveiled some of the attractions at the industry trade expo. The event, to be held at Mystery Creek on October 9-11, will feature commercial, private and military aircraft and will showcase aviation technology, engineering, products and services. Among the attractions at...

2008-07-21 15:00:44

It's a pity the millions spent on upgrading the paving of Hood St weren't spent on more paving at Hamilton airport. With the massive increase of air traffic over the past few years it has been entirely predictable the grass runways and taxiways would not stand up to the increased use. Winter has turned the field into a muddy shambles. Takeoffs and landings are confined to just two runways. There is only one useable sealed taxiway to access the 18/36 runway on the western side and only one...


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