New scheduled flights to and from Hawkes Bay

Originair announces the commencement of services to Napier from Nelson, Hamilton and Palmerston North, from Friday 17 September. 

Originair's CEO, Robert Inglis, said the airline's schedule will offer Nelson and Hawkes Bay travellers, a direct service on Friday and Sunday afternoons, allowing a weekend away with a scheduled flight time of approximately 1 hour. In addition to the direct weekend service, two indirect weekday services will be offered via a brief stop in Palmerston North. 

Direct services will also be launched between Hawke's Bay and Hamilton three days per week, offering significant time savings for business and leisure travellers. 

The airline's Spring schedule change will add a further peak time flight each Monday morning between Hamilton and Palmerston North. Palmerston North travellers will benefit from the addition of a 7.30am departure direct to Hamilton every Monday. 

Originair's popular service between Nelson and Palmerston North will gain an extra flight on Sunday afternoon. Palmerston North based travellers will also be able to fly to Napier on a short direct service on some weekday mornings, returning in the late afternoon. 
Mr Inglis said that this schedule expansion had been made possible through the recent addition of a further Jetstream 32 aircraft to Originair's fleet, together with support from Hawke's Bay, Hamilton, Palmerston North and Nelson Airport companies. 

The launch of new services will take place shortly before the official opening of the new Hawke's Bay Airport terminal. 

These flights are available for sale now in the airline's reservation system at  www.originair.co.nz

About Originair
Originair is a New Zealand-owned and operated airline based in Nelson, offering passenger services connecting Nelson with Palmerston North, Hamilton, Wellington and, from 17 September, Hawke's Bay. The airline has a fleet of three 18-seat Jetstream 31/32 regional turboprop aircraft and operates scheduled services six days per week, and charter services by arrangement. Originair's services extend to travel by unaccompanied minors, pets and cargo. 

For further information contact:
Robert Inglis 
Ph: 027 449 0696 


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