Originair, via its official Facebook account, announced (09-Aug-2021) plans to operate services Napier to Nelson, Hamilton and Palmerston North from 17-Sep-2021. The launch of services will take place shortly before the official opening event for the new Hawke’s Bay Airport terminal in Oct-2021. The carrier will offer Nelson-Hawkes Bay nonstop service twice weekly. In addition to the nonstop weekend service, two direct weekday services will be offered via a brief stop in Palmerston North. Nonstop service will also be launched between Hawke’s Bay and Hamilton three times weekly.