09 April 2010

New Zealand's Internal Airlines - Part 2 "B-G"

This is the second installment of Bruce Gavin's list of New Zealand's internal airlines (for first installment see http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.com/2010/04/new-zealands-internal-airlines-part-1.html)... As I mentioned in the first installment Bruce is the author of the Air Central story in his book Heartland High Flier. If you haven't already got a copy this is a must for those interested in their level airlines. It tells the story of a company that really tried to set up an airline on marginal routes. Eventually it was merged with Eagle Air so again a good read for all Eagle pilots. Copies can be ordered directly from Bruce, fbgavin@actrix.co.nz

Please search your memory for operators from your area in New Zealand or who you flew with or worked for... if there are any corrections, additions, information, stories or photos relevant to these airlines please write a comment or e-mail me at westland831@gmail.com

Bayair (operated by North West Helicopters Ltd)
Bay Air Aviation
Bay of Plenty Air Services (operated by Harold Newton)

Bay of Plenty Airways Ltd (previously Tauranga Air Services Ltd)

Bell Air (operated by Bell Air Executive Air Travel Ltd)

Buckley Air Ltd
Capital Air (operated by James Aviation Ltd)

Capital Air Ltd (later Golden Bay Air Ltd)

Capital Air Services (operated by Wellington Aero Club)
Capital Air Services Ltd
Capital Aviation Ltd
Chatham Airlink (operated by Yellowfin Holdings Ltd)

City Jet (operated by Tranzglobal Holdings Ltd)
Classic Air Services Ltd

Coastair (operated by Ashburton Air Services Ltd)

Coast Air (operated by Coast Air Charter Ltd)

Coastal Airways Ltd
Coast Aviation Ltd

Cookson Airspread Ltd (also operated as Cookson Air Services and Cookson Air)

Cook Strait Airways Ltd
Cook Strait Skyferry Ltd (operated as Skyferry)

Dalhoff and King Aviation Ltd
Dominion Airlines Ltd

Eagle Airways Ltd (also operated as Eagle Air)

East Air Ltd
East Coast Air (operated by Napier Aero Club)

East Coast Airways Ltd
Eastern Airlines (operated by Gisborne Aero Club)
Eastern Air Services (operated by Napier Aero Club)
Executive Air Taxis (operated by Northland Districts Aero Club)

Fieldair Freight Ltd
Fiordland Travel Ltd

Flightcorp (operated by Flight Corporation Ltd)
Flightline Aviation Ltd

Fly My Sky Ltd (previously operated as Mountain Air)
Float Air Picton (operated by Float Air Picton Ltd, Float Air Picton (1981) Ltd and Float Air Picton (1992) Ltd)

Foxpine Air Charter (operated by Foxpine Air Charter Ltd)

Freedom Air (operated on behalf of Air New Zealand Ltd by South Pacific Air Charters Ltd)

Geyserland Airways (operated by Rotorua Aero Club)
Geyserland Airways Ltd
Gisborne Air Transport
Glenorchy Air Services and Tourist Company Ltd

Golden Bay Air Ltd (previously Capital Air Ltd)

Golden Coast Airlines (operated by Golden Coast Airlines Ltd and Golden Coast Airlines (1965) Ltd)
Golden Coast Airways (operated by Golden Coast Airways Ltd, previously Aerial Advertising Ltd)

Goldfields Air (operated by Goldfields Air Ltd)

Great Barrier Airlines (operated by Great Barrier Airlines Ltd)
Great Barrier Express (operated by Air National)

Gulf Air (operated by Air Services (Whitianga) Ltd)


  1. SEE http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.com/2010/02/photographed-at-taieri-on-6-february.html AND http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.com/2010/02/goldfields-air-more-details-emerge.html