17 December 2018

Officially launched...

Auckland Seaplanes Announces New Waiheke-based Commercial Air Service 
"Waiheke Wings"

Auckland, 14 December 2018 - Auckland Seaplanes will operate wheeled aircraft from Waiheke Island Airfield from this week, after receiving NZ CAA approvals to establish a new commercial flight service. 

Starting with two 4-seater Cessna Aircraft for the summer, Waiheke Wings will provide scenic flights around the island and the Hauraki Gulf as well as transfer flights to many locations in the North Island including Auckland Airport. Since 2013 Auckland Seaplanes has operated from Wynyard Quarter and the Auckland Harbour Aerodrome. Currently rated the 9th highest on things to do in Auckland by Tripadvisor, The company won the 2017 New Zealand Tourism Industry Association Award for business excellence and their flights to Rotoroa Island were one of three finalists for the global award for “meaningful travel”. In the same year, the company became the 1st ISO-certified carbon zero air operator in Australasia. CEO Chris Sattler says “Our seaplanes have been flying to Waiheke Island for 5 years and we are very grateful for the welcome and support that we have received from the local community. We love to showcase the jewel in the Auckland crown with flights to Waiheke’s beautiful beaches, vineyards and restaurants. With our new base and two additional aircraft, we will be able to deepen our connection to the island and provide the visitors and residents with a new and even more convenient way to appreciate the beauty of the area from the sky. Our strong environmental credentials as a “pest-free” and carbon-zero operator and one of the first signatories to the Tourism New Zealand sustainability commitments will be applied to “Waiheke Wings.” The company will also offer premium fly-and-dine packages with the vineyards bordering the airfield as well as half- and full-day excursions to the Coromandel, Matamata/Hobbiton, Rotorua and Northland.


  1. So they are using CBZ and . . . ?

  2. MDX... see https://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.com/2018/12/new-operator-for-waiheke-island.html