Air New Zealand are expected to announce this morning that they are discontinuing all services from Paraparaumu airport. The last flight from Auckland to Wellington is scheduled for Monday 2nd April 2018, and the 7am departure of that aircraft on Tuesday 3rd April 2018 will mark the last flight from Paraparaumu to Auckland.
Passengers with bookings beyond this date will be re-accommodated on flights from Wellington airport or offered a full refund.
Air New Zealand commenced daily services between Paraparaumu and Auckland in October 2011 using a Bombardier Q300 aircraft. In 2013 daily flights were added between Paraparaumu and Christchurch however these were scrapped in 2015.
Air New Zealand last announced a major restructure of its regional services in 2015 in a move to cut unprofitable routes and aircraft. All 19 seat Beech 1900 aircraft were removed from the fleet, and services to Kaitaia, Westport and Whakatake were all ended.