SHARP Airlines will push ahead with its trial of modified routes from Hamilton to Melbourne as the company fights to get costs down in the face of fewer passengers, increased regulation and the carbon tax.
Sharp airlines owner and managing director, Malcolm Sharp, told The Spectator that he personally understood why people would complain about losing direct flights to Melbourne.
Mr Sharp said there had been 10 cases of negative feedback and a few positive ones, with a final decision on whether to make the changes permanent due in a few weeks time.
“The results are that we’ve seen very little drop off in passenger numbers due to the change in the schedule,” he said.
“I myself use the service a lot obviously and from a Hamilton point of view it’s probably not popular.
Full story in the Spectator on Saturday, March 8, 2014