Fuelled by demand, Air New Zealand has recently increased flights and cut down the price of their tickets to Bay of Plenty. Bay of Plenty Tourism chief executive Kristin Dunne said the organisation had been working with Air New Zealand to increase leisure travel into the region. She said the organisation had been campaigning to bring more visitors from Christchurch and would campaign to do the same from Wellington.
Airport advertising specialists Bishopp have installed 27 classic and bespoke assets at the Tauranga Airport. The Tauranga airport gets over 380,000 passengers annually, and Bishopp’s advertising spots are returning great dividends to local and national businesses.
Tauranga Airport is modern, warm and friendly and along with the usual check in and baggage claim facilities, there are pleasant waiting areas with great views of arriving and departing aircraft. There is also a Koru Lounge and Wi-Fi is available throughout the terminal.
The classic formats available at Tauranga airport include Wall Wraps, Banners, Billboards, Fabric Displays, Window Wraps, Bathroom Signs, Luggage Trolleys, Edgelit Displays, Brochure Placements, Lightboxes and more. Bespoke exhibits at the airport include 3D Displays, Freestanding Exhibits, Floor Graphics, Display Cabinets and Bag Carousel Wraps.
Tauranga Chamber Of Commerce chief executive Stan Gregec said the ticket price changes were fantastic news. "Combined with the extra services that were added into Tauranga by Air New Zealand recently, it should see a huge boost in domestic air travel in and out of Tauranga."
He added: "With the upgraded airport and other recent improvements to services, Tauranga will now be a much more attractive and affordable destination for many."
Air New Zealand has shrunk its lowest fares for 41 domestic routes around the country, as part of the biggest overhaul of its domestic pricing structure in more than a decade. It has announced extra early morning flights in and out of Tauranga Airport to Auckland and Wellington flights are in the works. An extra flight to Wellington will start in April to meet demand during peak business times, meaning two peak morning flights will now depart the city before 7.30am. The new schedule also means two peak morning weekday flights to Auckland for the business community. Both early morning flights will be operated by the airline's 68-seat ATR aircraft.
Air New Zealand said the changes reflected a 20 per cent growth demand on Tauranga services over winter, compared to the same period last year. The finalised new flight schedule, which would be revealed progressively, would see a total of 87 return flights from Tauranga to the two cities each week.
Tauranga Airport’s regularly operates flights through Air New Zealand and is also supported by 2 regional airlines, Sunair operating scheduled flights to Claris, Gisborne, North Shore, Motiti Island and Whitianga, and Barrier Air operating flights to Claris.
In addition to this, there are several scenic and charter airlines based at the airport, as well as extensive skydiving, glider and helicopter operations.
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