aerokiwi wrote:planemanofnz wrote:NZ516 wrote:
There would certainly be a market for those routes. But the Wanaka airport needs the upgrade to make it happen runway & tarmac strengthening etc. An expansion to the terminal will likely be needed. But unfortunately the locals don't want it to go ahead so there is the main stumbling block for it to be a goer.
I haven't followed WKA closely - had just thought the infrastructure that supported the NZ B1900D flights in the past would still be there and able to support 3C CV580 ones now - but appreciate this might not be the case.
Was this the ZQN-WKA service? I think I remember seeing route maps of ZQN-WKA and ZQN-Te Anau. Were these B1900s or did they ATR those? And if the 1900s, how did they position them into ZQN in the first place? I could be wrong though and it's all a figment.
I seem to remember that Aspiring Air in Wanaka operated a scheduled service from Wanaka to Queenstown, connecting into NZ flights there. They were also the handling agents in Wanaka for the NZ Beech 1900 flughts, with check in etc being done in the small Aspiring Air terminal. I have the Wanaka to Queenstown timetable somewhere if anyone is interested.