24 November 2023

Summer Special Flights


Island Aviation started off 10 years ago as Auckland Seaplanes using a DHC Beaver, then developed Waiheke Wings with a Cessna 172 and now operates as Island Aviation with two Britten Norman Islanders and the Cessna 172. It has slowly evolved into the niche that Flight Hauraki and Air Auckland occupied as the Hauraki Gulf's air taxi. This is emphasised by an interesting little post on Island Aviation's Facebook page last month...

I asked Island Aviation's CEO Chris Sattler about this and he wrote, The flights are on demand Friday evening down and Sunday afternoon back, and we wanted to try and connect the service onwards to Waiheke, since we expect some Coromandel locals to be interested  in a direct connection. Fullers will not be running a ferry service from Auckland via Waiheke to Coromandel town this summer, so getting from Coromandel/Whitianga/Pauanui to Waiheke is a very long detour.

At the moment we have more demand for Pauanui, rather than for Whitianga, especially around Christmas. But last year a lot of demand was very last minute..

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