Piper PA23-250 Aztec F ZK-EVP (c/n 27-8054053) was imported by Cookson Air in 1980 to operate their services Napier-Wairoa-Gisborne services. These routes were for a time extended to include Palmerston North and the company also operated a Wairoa-Auckland service. The Aztec operated with Cookson Air until the company closed in 1995.
|ZK-EVP at Napier on 20 January 1992 in Cookson Air colours|
For more on Cookson Air see
In October 1999 Air Freight NZ Ltd took over Vincent Aviation’s courier operation from Palmerston North to Napier, Wairoa and Gisborne using Piper Pa23-250 Aztecs ZK-DGS, ZK-EVP and ZK-FMU. Air Freight it service ended in 2002 and EVP was sold to Sunair.
|ZK-EVP at Gisborne on 9 February 2001 while operating for Air Freight (NZ) Ltd.|
For more on Air Freight's East Coast service see
ZK-EVP has been used on the Sunair network since 2002. It has featured two colour schemes as seen below...
|ZK-EVP at Napier on 15 April 2009 carrying Sunair titles|
|ZK-EVP at Gisborne on 25 November 2011 in full Sunair colours|