14 Jun 2018

Kāpiti council to fund Air Chathams Auckland to Paraparaumu route

7:01 pm on 14 June 2018

Air Chathams will get local council funding to fly between Paraparaumu and Auckland, but it's not yet clear how much.

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Kāpiti Coast District Council has voted to support the airline's Paraparaumu and Auckland route at Kāpiti Airport. Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

This afternoon, the Kāpiti Coast District Council voted to support the airline.

Air New Zealand stopped flying the route in early April.

The council had already agreed to put $150,000 towards marketing the route.

Kāpiti Coast mayor K Gurunathan said he could not yet say how much more the council was willing to spend.

Mr Gurunathan said a decision would be made over the next few weeks.

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