13 February 2016

Hamilton-Auckland flights begin

Barrier Air launched its Auckland-Hamilton-Auckland service this morning with the arrival at Hamilton of flight GB55 from Auckland which was operated by Cessna Grand Caravan ZK-SDB under the command of Travis McKee. The flights will usually operate with two pilots and 11 flights are being offered each week.

Announcing the arrival of Barrier Air flight 55 from Auckland 

Leading the way across the tarmac, Nick Pearson, Barrier Air's Logistics Manager (left) talks to the company's Chief Executive Mike Foster.

The schedule will see flights offered each week as follows

Days              From   To        Dep    Arr
12345            HLZ-AKL       0700   0730
1  3  567        AKL-HLZ       1030   1100
1  3  567        HLZ-AKL       1130   1200
12345 7         AKL-HLZ       1800   1830
         5            HLZ-AKL       1850   1920

The mid morning flights will connect to Kiwi Regional flights to Nelson.

Meanwhile Barrier Air's first Auckland-North Shore service operated on the 4th of February 2016 with Embraer 820 ZK-RDT operating the first service, flight GB310.

For more on Barrier Air's Cessna Caravan see :

For bookings go to : http://www.barrierair.kiwi/


  1. Was supposed to start on Tuesday but hey better late than never...
    Oh and there are some $29.90 introductionary seats still available. No early wake up call for Hamilton anymore with a later morning departure but still a good service with good connections to all the towns Eagle use to serve as well as Claris and North Shore.

  2. What were loadings like?

  3. based on the photo, maybe 2?. very confusing because non of the pilots or staff seem to wear a uniform anymore. The old CP put the crew all in black which looked smart.

  4. Seeing them around their planes the pilots all seem to wear white now? Unless that's the islander guys to barrier

  5. I flew AKL - HLZ - AKL operated by FOP last Sunday (14th). Loadings were light (I was the only passenger on both legs) but I guess this is to be expected given how new the service is and the lack of advertising. It was good of Barrier Air to still run the service this day even though I was the only passenger booked. I found them to be very efficient, both pilots were friendly and nice to talk too and I hope the route is a success.

  6. I didn't even know this service exsist. But I will endeavour to use this when travelling next