New planes for Taranaki

Last updated 08:35 31/10/2012
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The first of many Mount Cook Airlines ATR72 planes lands in New Plymouth.

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The first of many Mount Cook Airlines ATR72 planes touched down in New Plymouth  yesterday.

The airline, which is a subsidiary of Air New Zealand, will regularly fly its 68-seat ATR72 planes to and from New Plymouth airport.

They will replace some of the existing flights operated by fellow subsidiary Air Nelson with its 50-seat Q300 aircraft.

 The bigger planes mean 72 extra seats will be available each day, easing a shortage of seats  through New Plymouth at critical times.

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