New planes for Taranaki

19:04, Oct 31 2012
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The first of many Mount Cook Airlines ATR72 planes lands in New Plymouth.

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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