Buller District Council

Flights taking off again under Alert Level 2

9th September, 2021

Flights will be operating again from the Westport Airport in alert level 2. Sounds Air will be offering a reduced service while gauging the demand for travel through alert level 2.

From Wednesday 8 September – Sunday 26 September, the Wellington to Westport, and Westport to Wellington, services will take off three days a week. This will offer passengers five return flights per week.

Days Monday and Wednesday Friday
Service Wellington to Westport Westport to Wellington Wellington to Westport Westport to Wellington
AM Departing Wellington 8.10am arriving in Westport at 9am. Departing Westport 9.25am arriving in Wellington at 10.15am.    
PM Departing Wellington 4.25pm arriving in Westport at 5.15pm. Departing Westport 5.40pm arriving in Wellington at 6.10pm. Departing Wellington 4.25pm arriving in Westport at 5.15pm. Departing Westport 5.40pm arriving in Wellington at 6.10pm.

 

 Westport Airport will follow alert level 2 regulations and guidelines. Customers will be required to follow a few simple guidelines to help our community to stay safe from COVID-19.

  • Maintain 2m physical distancing outside your bubble.
  • Sign in – either scan the facility QR code or manually sign in.
  • Sanitise – sanitising stations are set up at the terminal entrance. A second sanitising station is set up at the exit to boarding, where you will be asked to sanitise your hands before leaving the terminal to board your flight.
  • Wear a mask – wearing masks in the terminal and on all flights is mandatory. People are asked to respect this, bring their own mask, put their mask on before entering the terminal, keep their mask on in the terminal, and while transiting to the aircraft and onboard the flight.

Airport Manager Kim Campbell says: “We ask our passengers to be patient, be understanding during this process, be kind to fellow travellers and to our airport staff. We are all doing our best to keep ourselves, our customers and our country safe in these times.”

The terminal is undergoing post flood remedial work. Although no building works are undertaken during opening hours, the airport looks like a construction site.

Miss Campbell says: “We are excited to be back, helping our passengers to reach their destinations, and look forward to seeing you at the airport.”

For more information please contact

Airport Manager
Kim Campbell
Kim.campbell@bdc.govt.nz

 

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