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New Hamilton to Whangarei route

21 Mar 2017

Air travellers will soon have an option for same day travel to Hamilton from Whangarei without the need to travel through Auckland.

Tauranga based commercial airline Sunair Aviation is expanding into Whangarei with scheduled flights starting April 3.

Privately owned and established by Dan and Bev Power, the couple are proud of their company’s 30 year history and excellent safety record. Dan is a commercial pilot and qualified aircraft engineer while Bev takes care of the office and administration part of the business.

It offers a fleet of Piper Aztec six seater all weather planes. The airline has created its own terminal at the Whangarei airport by refurbishing an existing building which will allow easy boarding and disembarking.

‘‘There is ample parking and the Whangarei terminal has coffee and tea making facilities. Initially an experienced flight crew will be relocated to Whangarei from existing Sunair bases,’’ Bev says.

Daily flights are scheduled Monday-Friday with a 15 minute check in required.

‘‘Same day return flights eliminate overnight accommodation costs for businesses and leisure travellers.’’

Bookings can be made by phone, email, via the website and through a 24 hr call centre. At this stage no personal bookings will be taken at the terminal.

Source: Northern News (NZ), Kaikohe 21 Mar 2017, by Annette Lambly