Air New Zealand Plans Gradual Beechcraft Retirement in 2015/2016

Air New Zealand earlier this year has launched Beechcraft 1900D retirement program, as it gradually ends operation for the type in 2015 and 2016. As of 05JUN15, planned last Beechcraft (BEH) operational date on individual route listed below as follow:

Auckland – Blenheim 19DEC15
Auckland – Gisborne 07FEB16
Auckland – Hamilton 08FEB16 (service to be cancelled from 09FEB16)
Auckland – Kerikeri 08FEB16
Auckland – Rotorua 08FEB16
Auckland – Taupo 08FEB16
Auckland – Tauranga 08FEB16
Auckland – Wanganui 08FEB16
Christchurch – Blenheim 01MAY16
Christchurch – Hokitika 01MAY16
Wellington – Blenheim 27MAR16 (One-off Beechcraft service also scheduled on 21APR16)
Wellington – Hamilton 28MAR16
Wellington – Timaru 27MAR16

In May and June 2016, Beechcraft is scheduled to operate Wellington – Gisborne and Wellington – Palmerston North route.