06 July 2016

Originair to Resume Services


Originair will recommence its direct flights between Nelson and Palmerston North in September 2016.  However, some flights will operate sooner during this month’s school holidays and its charter services are immediately available for flights throughout New Zealand.

Managing Director, Robert Inglis, said that the disruption to the airline's scheduled services over the past three months was the result of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) placing a restriction on the Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) of the company then providing a contracted service to Originair.

Originair has recently contracted Inflite Charters Ltd of Auckland for the provision of these services and is now ready and able to fly customers again. The company is pleased to be able to offer its quality service on the popular Nelson-Palmerston North route, as well as providing charter services to most New Zealand destinations.

Mr. Inglis said that whilst the disruption to Originair’s services has been disappointing, especially at a time of sustained growth in customer numbers, he has full confidence in the new relationship with the well-resourced Inflite Charters Ltd operation.  Fieldair Engineering Ltd of Palmerston North will continue to maintain Originair’s aircraft.

The Nelson/Palmerston North service will initially focus on peak days each week before increasing services in-line with demand in the high season. Originair’s charter services will run as normal and other fixed price business for its aircraft is also being planned.

Originair has also made internal staff changes recently with two existing staff members being promoted to key positions. Tracey Pawson will now manage the company’s scheduled services, and Gary Jeffcott will manage charter flying, group bookings and tour services.

Mr. Inglis said he was grateful for the support Originair has received from its customers, and was looking forward to again being able to offer Nelson and Palmerston North travellers an easy, quality, direct service on its Jetstream aircraft. Mr. Inglis is also expecting the company’s popular charter service to be in demand.

Source : Originair Press Release

9 comments:

  1. There is no mention of Mike Curry in the press release, on their updated website or on their Facebook page. Has he been kicked to the curb?

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    1. He living in Australia and looking for someone to become the GM

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  2. Word on the street is he's hiding in oz

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    1. Queensland I heard.

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  3. Good news today for we have lost so many regional airlines in the recent past with Eagle to close soon as well. Wonder if Origin will have a go at taking up some of the Kiwi routes soon to go TRG, HLZ, DUD and ZQN from Nelson.

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    1. According to the Stuff Business Desk, Robert Inglis has said he is not looking at NSN/CHC/NSN but isn't ruling out a possible NSN/HLZ/NSN service some time in the future.

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    2. Yes it was strange that he not interested in the long sectors like NSN to CHC but may go to HLZ which they have done charters in the past. So that rules out DUD as well. I would have thought HLZ and CHC from NSN would be about the same. I would expect the real reason he wont want to compete on any of the Air NZ routes.

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  4. Good news.

    At least the 2nd level air carriers have grown from one to two again.

    Doesn't Robert Inglis own one of the J31's and the other J31 is leased from Inflite Charters?

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  5. Correct - J32 ZK-ECI belongs to Inflite

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