Dunedin and Hamilton flights could cost as little as $79 out of Nelson

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Regional airline newcomer, Kiwi Regional Airlines, has announced introductory pricing for it’s route network.

Starting on October 28, one day after its official launch, Kiwi Regional Airlines will charge from $79 for direct flights either way from Nelson to Dunedin, Nelson to Hamilton and Queenstown to Dunedin.

A connecting flight, such as Nelson to Queenstown via Dunedin will cost $119 one way.

This pricing is part of the company’s ‘Celebration airfare special’ which is set to end in January.

Kiwi chief executive Ewan Wilson said the special fares were put on offer “to celebrate the purchase and completion of painting of our new SAAB 340A aircraft in Europe, and to promote our commitment to providing a good deal for regional New Zealand.”

He says the pricing is not about competing with Air New Zealand or Jetstar, who don’t fly direct services between the centres we service.

“It is about celebrating a key milestone in our company’s development.”

Even on the busy days of the week, or times of the day, if you are quick enough you will be able to get a seat for $79. And our other, more flexible fares, also represent a good deal for the region to region traveller.”

Flights with Kiwi Regional Airlines to and from Nelson will include complimentary hot drinks, water, biscuits, sweets.