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Bay of Islands Airport boosts capacity

A multimillion-dollar project to upgrade Bay of Islands Airport will boost capacity between Auckland and Kerikeri by 12,000 passengers a year.

23 October 2014

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The NZ Herald reports the runway and apron extension will allow Air New Zealand to phase out flights with the 19-seat Beechcraft 1900D aircraft by February and switch to the 50-seat Bombardier Dash 8 Q300.

The larger aircraft will boost the capacity of 60,000 passengers a year by 20%.