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Kiwijet to be based in Chch

Published: 7:47AM Tuesday July 31, 2007 Source: Newstalk ZB

Christchurch is to be the base for New Zealand's newest airline.

Kiwijet plans to base their seven aircraft there and fly to nine destinations from November next year.

Company chief executive Patrick Weil says they are considering a fleet of Embraer ER-J 145 jets - Brazilian made regional jets with capacity for up to 108 passengers.

Weil says the company still has a long way to go in terms of negotiations with financial partners but is confident Kiwijet will get off the ground.