Local residents are still awaiting news on the new airline that will take over the Kapiti to Auckland route, abandoned by Air New Zealand.
The owners of the Kapiti Coast Airport, Todd Property, stated in a press release on 3 April that it hoped to provide another update within two weeks.
Almost 3 weeks later, a spokesperson for the airport told Beach FM there is no further update at this stage.
Earlier in the month Evan Davies, Managing Director of Todd Property, advised they had been “working hard to investigate options for alternative airlines to operate the Auckland to Kapiti route”.
He said at the time that discussions with Air Chathams and the Kapiti Coast District Council were ongoing and that Todd Property were pleased with how the talks were progressing.
Mr Davies advised that because Air Chathams’ aircraft are different to those that have previously operated commercially from Kapiti Coast Airport, technical and regulatory requirements were being carefully considered.