08 October 2014
New Owners for Barrier Airline
Following the demise of NZ Aerial Mapping on 8 September (see http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/sad-end-for-nz-aerial-mapping.html) I wondered what would happen to Great Barrier Airlines considering NZ Aerial Mapping's 2012 investment in GBA.
The good news is that it looks as if Great Barrier Airlines is going to happily continue to fly to the Barrier. A new company, Great Barrier Airlines Ltd (the previous company was Great Barrier Airlines Flight Operations) was formed on 22 September 2014 with Murray Pope and Graham Reynolds as the principals.
Murray Pope is no stranger to the Hauraki Gulf. Previously he was the manager of Mount Cook Airlines' amphibian operations from Mechanics Bay (see http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.co.nz/2011/07/mount-cook-airlines-amphibian-service.html) and then the owner of Sea Bee Air (see http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.co.nz/2011/12/sea-bee-air-last-chapter-of-scheduled.html). One wonders what the future will be for GBA!
Posted by Steve L at 10:13 AM