Air New Zealand to bolster routes from Hamilton to Christchurch and Wellington

    Hamilton International Airport announced (09-Oct-2018) Air New Zealand plans to add four additional weekly frequencies on Hamilton-Christchurch service and two additional weekly frequencies on Hamilton-Wellington service from the end of Oct-2018. The additional frequencies will see a further 408 weekly seats offered from Hamilton, meaning “a total of around 7000 passengers are likely to pass through the gates each week”. All new frequencies will operate 68 seat ATR aircraft. Waikato Regional Airport Ltd CEO Mark Morgan said the new frequencies are “easily sustainable”, adding: “We’re seeing some very competitive fares on direct routes between Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Palmerston North and that’s being reflected in increased passenger numbers across the board”.