Saturday, January 29, 2011

Old Air NZ Airports - A Quick visit

Since starting out to visit every Air NZ operated airport in the country, I have as you know, made it to 24 / 26.
Whilst taking a fantastic Christmas holiday with the family in the south island, I also took in another three airports that Air New Zealand used to serve.  These were, Mount Cook (hence subsidiary Mount Cook Airlines), Oamaru and a little airport that Air NZ used to used just outside of Twizel (Pukaki Airport, TWZ)  when the weather for a mount cook airport landing was too bad – which presumably, was quite often!
Mount Cook is an awesome sight and we took a trip up there on Christmas Eve to have a look around the Sir Edmund Hillary centre, which is tacked onto the side of the historic Hermitage hotel up in Mount Cook village.  Unfortunately, despite beautiful weather in Twizel (where we were staying for a few days) we were unable to see the summit of Mount Cook as low cloud was blocking our view.
The airport is a little way down the down but equally several degrees cooler than the base of the mountain.
So I felt that despite not leaving nor arriving by plane from any of these three airports, I had made the effort to visit them.

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