28 September 2020


Like our national airline our smaller regional airlines continue to rebuild after misfortunes that 2020 have bought them. This is an update on the big four...


While Great Barrier Island services have bounced back nicely Barrier Air's Kaitaia service is taking time to recover. The airline has announced that the Kaitaia service is now back to operating 7 days per week and twice daily on Fridays and Sundays! 

Sounds Air have announced the reintroduction of early morning flights from from Taupo and Westport to Wellington in the first week of October. There are only twice daily services from both centres to the capital at this stage.

Air Chathams are continuing to operate a reduced schedule through to the end of October. Twice daily weekday flights are being operated between from both Whanganui and Whakatane to Auckland with a daily flights during the weekend. On Thursday Whanganui gets a third flight. Paraparaumu gets a daily weekday service at present with an additional service on Fridays and northbound services on Saturdays and Sundays and two southbound services on Sundays.

As noted earlier this month Originair is looking to expand services to Hamilton and add additional aircraft to their fleet.  

1 comment:

  1. Air Chats are phasing out Convairs by 2021, in favour of the ATRs