Air New Zealand helps move goods in and out of Nelson
The airline has adjusted its domestic network with New Zealand now at Alert Level 4 to enable essential travel only and to keep air freight moving. This includes a return service between Nelson and Wellington using the airline's 50-seat Q300 turboprop aircraft which will operate Monday through Friday.
Air New Zealand National Cargo Manager Blair Gourdie says Nelson is a key cargo port for the airline.
"We know many businesses around the country are managing their way through the impacts of COVID-19 right now and this is one way we can get behind those in Nelson. We are keen to work closely with our cargo clients in Nelson to keep their products moving during these exceptional times."
Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer Ali Boswijk says, "Given the dynamic environment we are all now dealing with, it is vital that export-focused businesses that are able to operate have access to national and international markets. Freight and distribution services are essential links in the supply chain, they help to keep businesses functioning and people employed."
The Monday to Friday service departs Nelson at 7:05am arriving in Wellington at 7:45am, with the return from Wellington departing at 3:25pm arriving in Nelson at 4:10pm.
Air New Zealand is also offering its cargo customers a range of aircraft charter services covering every port on the Air New Zealand network (excluding London) to help keep New Zealand connected to the world.
Issued by Air New Zealand Communications.
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