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Latest Hamilton International Airport Stories

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...

2008-10-08 15:00:26

By RASMUSSEN, Warwick; FEEK, Belinda FLIGHT CUTS Hamilton-Sydney and Hamilton-Gold Coast flights to be cut from March 29. The only international flights will be to and from Brisbane. Air NZ says the cuts are driven by low demand and competition from Auckland. Hamilton-Sydney flights averaging 47 per cent occupancy for the past four months. Remaining Hamilton- Brisbane flights will be on Tuesdays and Saturdays from March 29. TURBULENT HISTORY 1995 August: Kiwi Air launched...

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...

2008-09-16 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...

2008-07-15 15:00:37

Heavy fog grounded four Air New Zealand flights out of Hamilton International Airport this morning to Auckland, Wellington, Palmerston North and Nelson. Flights out of Auckland Airport were also disrupted. (c) 2008 Waikato Times. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-06-18 18:00:27

Low cloud forced the cancellation of one flight at Hamilton International Airport this morning. The 8.15am Air New Zealand flight from Wellington was cancelled because of the conditions. The flight was also scheduled to return to the capital. An airline spokesman said this morning they were monitoring the weather situation. (c) 2008 Waikato Times. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.


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  • To talk saucily.
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