23 September 2021

Busy Airlines - Air Chathams


Despite the problems of Auckland being in Level 4 and now in Level 3 it is good to see that Air Chathams has also been busy. For example on Friday the 17th, a Metroliner (unknown rego) was AKL-CHC-AKL. A couple of Saabs were on provincial rugby charters. ZK-KRA was AKL-GIS-WAG-GIS-OAM and ZK-CIY was AKL-HLZ-PMR-HKK with the return sectors being flown over the next two days. Convair 580 ZK-CIB flew its final services AKL-IVC-AKL. ATR 72 ZK-MCO was operating the scheduled CHT-WLG-CHT. The airline has been flying freight flights from Auckland to Christchurch and Invercargill using Saabs as well as freight flights to the Chatham Islands.

Thanks to Jarden for this pic of Air Chathams' ATR 72 ZK-MCO and Saab 340 ZK-KRA on the gate at Christchurch on 21 September 2021


  1. Weird seeing the Saab in CH hopefully see them more often there

    1. Saabs are fairly common here in CHC now for cargo and metros. But what is rare to see down here is Jetstreams of Origin or Golden Bay Air visits.