Press Release: Air Hawke's Bay
Hawke's Bay First Jet Aircraft Charter Service
GESL Aviation Limited is pleased to announce the purchase of the Cessna Citation Mustang aircraft from Lowe Corporation. The acquisition has been made in order to bring Hawke's Bay its first jet charter service.
The service will operate from Hastings/Bridge Pa airfield, which is equipped with runway lighting & for bad weather approaches. The plane can also operate from Napier.
"The time flexibility of private charter means passengers can fly when it suits them. If a meeting or other crucial engagement runs overtime or is delayed the plane can leave when you are ready" said Mr. Grocott, Chief Pilot of GESL Ltd.
"The jet can fly from Hawke's Bay directly to Kerikeri, New Plymouth, Wanaka or Invercargill, which in both travel time and expense is a dramatic saving when compared with a scheduled airline. For example, Hawke's Bay to New Plymouth is around 30 minutes flight time" said Mr. Grocott.
HB Chamber of Commerce CEO Murray Douglas welcomed the new travel option for the Bay. "GESL should be congratulated on taking this step to make this new and remarkable affordable service available for Bay business people to more readily reach other parts of New Zealand.
"With the company's new charter rate, fast comfortable travel is extremely economic, and now within the reach of many who would have previously dismissed the idea out of hand" said Mr. Douglas.
GESL Aviation Ltd is operating its charter flights under the banner of Air Hawkes Bay Ltd. There is a list of destinations and flight charges on the Air Hawke's Bay's web site www.airhb.co.nz.