12 November 2017

Today at Taupo

I managed a couple of hours at Taupo today on 12 November 2017

Sounds Air's Pilatus PC12 ZK-PLT 
Arriving in from Auckland was Bombardier Q300 ZK-NEP - not bad loadings
The two airlines serving Taupo
Cessna 172 ZK-CKX taxied around to the aircraft park
Robinson R44 ZK-HKP
Inflite Charters' Aerospatiale Squirrel ZK-HPI
Skydive Taupo's Pacific 750XL ZK-SDT
Ardmore Flying School's Cessna 172 ZK-TAQ - with its diesel engine - they sound awful
Taupo Tandem Skydiving's Cessna 208 Caravan ZK-TTS


  1. Air Nelson has recently increased capacity to TUO adding a 3rd return on Sundays.

    Fri, Sun and Mon now have 3 daily returns, 2 daily returns on the remaining days.

    150 seats in each direction on the busy days is incredible growth compared to only a few years ago. The fares have come down considerably post Eagle.

  2. Yes the route growth in passengers was like 27% in the last year