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Direct Auckland to Invercargill announced.

Direct Auckland to Invercargill announced.

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Old Dec 14, 18, 7:51 pm
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Potentially requires NZ to have the aircraft to do it as well - the A320Rs don't move across to the domestic fleet for another few months yet.
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Old Dec 14, 18, 8:05 pm
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This will be the longest flight in NZ, question will be....is it worth 6 or 8 SPs😀
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Old Dec 14, 18, 8:57 pm
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It's regional, so might be 3, but it's on a jet, so might be considered as main trunk and be 16.
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Old Dec 14, 18, 9:06 pm
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This will be the longest flight in NZ...
Not the longest flight in NZ, which makes it weird that they're marketing it as such. Air Chathams currently has that title and even Air NZ's WLG-IVC is 10 minutes longer.
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Old Dec 14, 18, 9:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Nathan Catton View Post
Not the longest flight in NZ, which makes it weird that they're marketing it as such. Air Chathams currently has that title and even Air NZ's WLG-IVC is 10 minutes longer.
longest AirNZ flight by distance though...
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Old Dec 15, 18, 3:03 am
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Originally Posted by Nathan Catton View Post
Not the longest flight in NZ, which makes it weird that they're marketing it as such. Air Chathams currently has that title and even Air NZ's WLG-IVC is 10 minutes longer.
Really, how come? Do they parasail to IVC or something? ;-)
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Old Dec 15, 18, 3:19 am
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Just remembered IVC will now have $169 Regional gotta go fares on this flight
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Old Dec 15, 18, 4:58 am
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Originally Posted by Fliar View Post
Really, how come? Do they parasail to IVC or something? ;-)
WLG-IVC is operated by the Dash 8.
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Old Dec 15, 18, 12:24 pm
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I would be interested to see flight path if anyone knows if/where they can be found online?
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Old Dec 15, 18, 3:57 pm
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I would be interested to see flight path if anyone knows if/where they can be found online?
For the new non stop flight? They haven't flown it yet (second half of 2019).

Though could got to https://skyvector.com/ and roughly work it out.
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Old Dec 15, 18, 4:02 pm
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I'm just thinking way and their were direct flights say AKL-CHC via WLG and AKL-DUD via WLG (and may be CHC as well) trying to think if there were directs to INV as well?

This is definitely the first non stop but trying to think back if there have been directs before. Just know the media confuse direct (single flight number and generally on the same aircraft) and non stop all the time.
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Old Dec 15, 18, 6:43 pm
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Originally Posted by nzkarit View Post
I'm just thinking way and their were direct flights say AKL-CHC via WLG and AKL-DUD via WLG (and may be CHC as well) trying to think if there were directs to INV as well?

This is definitely the first non stop but trying to think back if there have been directs before. Just know the media confuse direct (single flight number and generally on the same aircraft) and non stop all the time.
Are you 100% certain?

saw comment by someone on the Stuff article who recalls that the route has had non-stop B737 in the early 80s. That may have been NAC and so technically not Air NZ (which used to be international only).
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Old Dec 15, 18, 8:13 pm
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I had recollections of it being a non stop 737 service in the '90s so dug out some of my old timetables to look.

I can't find my earlier ones but looking at the 1995 and 1996 timetables there were 2 x daily 737 services NZ416 and NZ530 with NZ416 stopping at WLG on the way and NZ530 stopping at CHC.

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Old Dec 15, 18, 8:27 pm
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Old Dec 15, 18, 10:41 pm
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From memory the early morning flight went IVC-DUD-CHC-WLG-AKL in the early and mid nineties. Then the ATR came along.

My little ears were not a fan of the bunny hopping to Auckland.

I did actually fly to Dunedin a few times.
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