Daily Dunedin-Queenstown flights confirmed

Dave Macpherson (left) and Ewan Wilson of Kiwi Regional Airlines, pictured at Dunedin...
Dave Macpherson (left) and Ewan Wilson of Kiwi Regional Airlines, pictured at Dunedin International Airport in February. Photo by Peter McIntosh.
Kiwi Regional Air has confirmed it will provide a daily Dunedin-Queenstown service.

Full coverage in tomorrow's ODT.
Full coverage in tomorrow's ODT.

The new airline announced its first routes today, and said it would start each day with a return Dunedin-Queenstown flight from September 27.

The aircraft, a SAAB 340A 32-seat twin-engine turboprop model, would then fly mid-morning to Nelson direct from Dunedin.

From Nelson, KRA would fly return to Hamilton in the middle of the day, renewing a connection flown by thousands of passengers annually on both Origin Pacific and Air New Zealand until 2008.

The flight would then return from Nelson to Dunedin mid-afternoon, before repeating the Dunedin - Queenstown return flight in the early evening.

The airline planned to add a second aircraft, and additional routes, within the next 12 months. 

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