"Freedom Air has today announced it will resume services to Melbourne from Hamilton, Palmerston North and Dunedin.
The two services per week will be available on a seasonal basis during the summer period (late October – late March) when New Zealanders traditionally head across the ditch to visit friends and relatives or seek guaranteed warmer weather. This is also the peak time for Kiwis living in Australia to travel home to be with friends and family.
To facilitate the re-introduction of Melbourne services, it was necessary to review Freedom’s existing route structure.
Fiji services from Hamilton and Palmerston North were not performing well over the summer months as more people travelled to the islands during winter. So for Palmerston North and Hamilton, Freedom Air has moved to seasonal schedules that interchange between Melbourne and Fiji.
The Wellington to Fiji route has also been withdrawn over the New Zealand summer months."
[Edited 2006-04-28 10:52:13]