17 September 2014

Kaikoura - Index of Posts

Kaikoura has certainly grown as a tourist destination in the last 25 years. During that time a handful of operators have attempted to operate scheduled and non-scheduled air services into Kaikoura. As I move back to the South Island one of my projects is recording the history of the five operators who flew into Kaikoura. I am still in the process of gathering material and I would be most grateful for any information, photos, stories you might have about air services through Kaikoura and, after they are posted, any corrections or omissions. Thanks, Steve - westland831@gmail.com 




To be researched. Any information gratefully received


To be researched. Any information gratefully received




To be researched. Any information gratefully received


4 comments:

  1. Really looking forward to this one mate very interested in the Air Nelson services with the metros in the late 90s...? And have been searching google for photos of the metros on the apron many years with no luck...
    How I know that Air Nelson operated to Kaikoura...? Yip I have an obsession with planes and yes as a 10 year old kid, I use to check the arrivals on teletext every night or every morning to see what airports got what and what abnormalities there were, such as a NZ8000 saab heading to Kaitaia or Taupo....etc And Kaikoura was a listed airport on teletext and they used to get.... from memory... two flights a day from Wellington...? I am very sure that Kaikoura on teletext and that they did have a Air Nelson service....???

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    1. I suspect the Kaikoura flights were the ones operated by Sounds Air... certainly not Air Nelson. Check out http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.co.nz/2010_08_01_archive.html There are six posts on Metros in different schemes at Hokitika

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  2. Thanks for that Steve I must have mistaken Kaikoura for Westport or Hokitika as it was back in around 99/2000s that I use to go on to teletext... Both of those airports were Air Nelson operated airports weren't they...? South Island was well served by Air Nelson metros and Air Nelson in general... Westport and Hokitika were metro operated and Timaru even had at least four Saab 340 flights a day from Wellington.

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  3. At its height Hoki got up to 5 flights a day with Air Nelson when they were using the Metro on the CHC-HKK-WSZ-WLG run... Normally it was only 3 flights and Westport only one. Timaru was mainly Metro... Saab for only a short time and only on the overnight flight.

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