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New Zealand is a self-governing country in the South Pacific Ocean, situated southeast of Australia. It comprises two large islands, North Island and South Island and numerous smaller islands, including Stewart Island to the south of South Island. The area of New Zealand is 270,534 sq km (104,454 sq mi). Associated with New Zealand are Ross Dependency (in Antarctica), Niue, Tokelau, and the Cook Islands (in the Pacific Ocean). The capital of the country is Wellington. Auckland is the largest city
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February 7, 2017 Air Safaris & Services is still operating [status change]
February 6, 2017 Aotearoa Airlines was established  in early 1997 & services between Gisborne and Hamilton began on the 10Feb1997 [added]
February 6, 2017 Te Kaahu Airlines [added] was established in 1997 and operated by VIP Air [added] to fly the Hamilton to Gisborne route
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Adastra Aviation  added

Renamed 1966* - 1971

^ Comments : Adastra Aviation was a well-established aerial topdressing operator based in Tauranga. In 1966 the company won rights to operate a non-scheduled air service from Tauranga. Adastra’s services linked Tauranga with Auckland from 01Jun1966 until 17Aug1967. Adastra Aviation was taken over by James Aviation in 1971

^ Genealogy : Adastra Aviation >>James Aviation

Air Albatross   

Inactive 1981 - 1985

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Air Cargo New Zealand   

Inactive 1997 - 1997

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Air Central   

Renamed 1975 - 1982

^ Comments : Air Central origins were in the Taupo Flying School, established by Peter Matich in Dec1966. Emerged as Air Central (1982) & merged into Eagle Airways in Oct1983

^ Genealogy : Air Central >Air Central (1982) >>Eagle Airways

Air Central (1982)   

Renamed 1982 - 1983

^ Comments : Air Central origins were in the Taupo Flying School, established by Peter Matich in Dec1966. Emerged as Air Central (1982) & merged into Eagle Airways in Oct1983

^ Genealogy : Air Central >Air Central (1982) >>Eagle Airways

Air Charter Timaru  added

Renamed 1979 - 1980*

^ Comments : [Air Timaru began operations in 1979 when it traded as Air Charter Timaru. On 15Oct1980 the ASLA granted Air Timaru a licence for non-scheduled services between Timaru and Wellington and Timaru and Invercargill and charter services from Timaru. On the 17Dec1987, Air Timaru was sold to Tekapo-based Air Safaris and Services (NZ). Air Safaris initially operated Air Timaru exactly as it was in the past with the same aircraft and operations personnel, but with the hope that Air Safaris ownership would stimulate extra work]

^ Genealogy : Air Charter Timaru >Air Timaru >>Air Safaris & Services

Air Chathams   

Active 1986 - date

^ Comments : In Oct1984 Air Chathams founders Craig & Marion Emeny purchased a Cessna 337 to fly fish from Pitt Island. Operations started on 30Jun1986. Commuter airline operating scheduled passenger flights from Chatham Islands to New Zealand's North and South Islands.

^ Genealogy : Kiwi Regional Airlines >>Air Chathams

Air Colombus   

Renamed 1972 - 1972

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^ Genealogy : Air Colombus >Akarana Air + Air North =>Nationwide Air

Air Coromandel   

Renamed 1993* - 2003

^ Comments : Air Coromandel merged into Great Barrier Airlines in 2003 [Barrier Air was formed as Great Barrier Airlines in 1983 by Jim Bergman & started operations on 02Dec1983. They purchased a subsidiary company, Air Coromandel in 1995 which had sole commercial rights to Whitianga. In early 2015, coinciding with a change in management, and the purchase of an ex-Bering Air Cessna Grand Caravan, the name of the airline was changed from Great Barrier Airlines to Barrier Air]

^ Genealogy : Air Coromandel >>Great Barrier Airlines >Barrier Air

Air Express   

Inactive 1988* - 1989*

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Air Fiordland   

Active 1984* - date

^ Comments : Air Fiordland was formed in 1984

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Air Freight NZ   

Active 1989 - date

^ Comments : Air Freight NZ was formed in 1989 & started operations on 15Jul1989. Scheduled and charter cargo airline mainly small parcels

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Air Kaitaia   

Inactive 2000 - 2003

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Air Kapiti   

Inactive 2002 - 2003

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Air Marlborough   

Inactive 1996 - 1999

^ Comments : Air Marlborough first flight was operated on the 20Jun1996. Operated between Blenheim and Wellington between 1996 and 1998

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Air Milford   

Active 1993 - date

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Air Napier   

Active 1987 - date

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Air National   

Inactive 1992 - 2011

^ Comments : Air National was established in 1989 and started operations in 1990 as Menzies Aviation. Operations were suspended by the NZCAA due to safety concerns on 28Jan2011

^ Genealogy : Menzies Aviation >Air National

Air NE   

Unconfirmed (****)

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Air Nelson   

Active 1988 - date

^ Comments : Air Nelson was founded by Robert Inglis and Nicki Smith in 1976 as a flying school & charter operations started on 30Jun1979 under the name of Motueka Air. The name Air Nelson was adopted in 1988 & in the same year was sold to ANZ. Now operates under ANZ Link name as a regional carrier

^ Genealogy : Motueka Air >Air Nelson

Air New Zealand (ANZ)  updated

Active 1965 - date

^ Comments : ANZ began operations as TEAL (Tasman Empire Airways) on Tasmania in 30Apr1940 and adopted the current name in 1965. The domestic side was started in 1947 as NZNAC (New Zealand National Airways Corporation) trading as National Airways. In 1978 the New Zealand government merged all the owned airlines under the ANZ name. International and regional passenger and cargo airline

^ Genealogy : TEAL >Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand Cargo   

Unsure 2000* - 2001*

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Air North   

Renamed 1972* - 1975*

^ Comments : Air North was formed in 1972.. On the 30th of May1972, the Air Services Licensing Authority approved the scheduled operations of Geyserland Airways Ltd being passed to a new subsidiary company, Air North. It merged with Akarana Air to form Nationwide Air

^ Genealogy : Air North + Akarana Air =>Nationwide Air

Air Post   

Inactive 1990 - 2013

^ Comments : Air Post was established as a joint venture between Airwork New Zealand and the New Zealand Post in 1990. Operations started on 15Aug1990 & ceased on 0Sep2013

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Air Safaris & Services  updated

Active 1970 - date

^ Comments : Air Safaris & Services was formed in 1970 & operations started on 30Jun1970. On the 17Dec1987, Air Timaru was sold to Tekapo-based Air Safaris and Services (NZ). Domestic charter and sight seeing services from it's base at Lake Tekapo

^ Genealogy : Air Charter Timaru >Air Timaru >>Air Safaris & Services

Air Timaru  added

Renamed 1980* - 1988*

^ Comments : Air Timaru began operations in 1979 when it traded as Air Charter Timaru. On 15Oct1980 the ASLA granted Air Timaru a licence for non-scheduled services between Timaru and Wellington and Timaru and Invercargill and charter services from Timaru. On the 17Dec1987, Air Timaru was sold to Tekapo-based Air Safaris and Services (NZ). Air Safaris initially operated Air Timaru exactly as it was in the past with the same aircraft and operations personnel, but with the hope that Air Safaris ownership would stimulate extra work

^ Genealogy : Air Charter Timaru >Air Timaru >>Air Safaris & Services

Air Tours Kaikoura   

Renamed 1997* - 1999

^ Comments : Air Tours Kaikoura was established by the Kaikoura Aero Club in 1994 primarily as a whale watching operation. Air Tours Kaikoura and Whale Watch Air merged & renamed to Wings Over Whales on 01Jan1999

^ Genealogy : Air Tours Kaikoura + Whale Watch Air =>Wings Over Whales

Air Travel   

Inactive 1930 - 1931

^ Comments : Air Travel was formed in 1930 by Squadron Leader MC MacGregor & FM Clarke, to make regular freight deliveries between Christchurch & Dunedin

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Air Travel (NZ)   

Renamed 1934 - 1947

^ Comments : Air Travel (NZ), founded by Captain Bert Mercer in 1934, began operations on 18Dec1934 & scheduled airmail services on 31Dec1934 [ANZ began operations as TEAL (Tasman Empire Airways) in Tasmania in 1940 and adopted the current name in 1965. The domestic side was started in 1947 as NZNAC (New Zealand National Airways Corporation) trading as National Airways. In 1978 the New Zealand government merged all the owned airlines under the ANZ name. International and regional passenger and cargo airline]

^ Genealogy : RNZAF 40 Transport Squadron + Union Airways + Air Travel (NZ) =>NAC (National Airways Corporation) >>TEAL >Air New Zealand

Air Wairarapa   

Inactive 2002 - 2003

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Air Wanganui Commuter   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

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Air West Coast   

Unsure 2002 - 2009*

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air2there.com   

Active 2004 - date

^ Comments : air2there.com was founded in Oct2004 & started operations in Dec2004. Airline still operating as a regional air service for Central New Zealand. Based at Paraparaumu Airport

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Airland (NZ)   

Inactive 1968* - 1977*

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Airlink   

Inactive 1989 - 1989

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Airwork   

Active 1984* - date

^ Comments : Airwork was established in 1984. The original company goes back to 1936 when Airwork first started, in Wellington, assembling Tiger Moth biplanes

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Akarana Air   

Renamed 1972 - 1978

^ Comments : Air North was formed in 1953 and merged with Akarana Air to form Nationwide Air

^ Genealogy : Air North + Akarana Air =>Nationwide Air

AlpineAir   

Inactive 2004* - 2004*

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Ansett NZ   

Renamed 1987 - 2000

^ Comments : [Ansett NZ operations started in Jul1987 after being renamed from Ansett-Newmans. he company became a franchise of Qantas in 2000, operating under the Qantas New Zealand brand. The following year, however, the airline went into liquidation]

^ Genealogy : Newmans Air > Ansett-Newmans >Ansett NZ >Qantas New Zealand

Ansett-Newmans   

Renamed 1986 - 1987

^ Comments : [Ansett NZ operations started in Jul1987 after being renamed from Ansett-Newmans. he company became a franchise of Qantas in 2000, operating under the Qantas New Zealand brand. The following year, however, the airline went into liquidation]

^ Genealogy : Newmans Air > Ansett-Newmans >Ansett NZ >Qantas New Zealand

ANZAM (Australian & New Zealand Air Marketing Corp.)   

Unconfirmed (****)

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Aotearoa Airlines  added

Inactive 1997 - 1997

^ Comments : Steve Stanaway and his wife Donna established Aotearoa Airlines in early 1997 & services between Gisborne and Hamilton began on the 10Feb1997

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Arrow Aviation   

Unsure 1922* - 1923*

^ Comments : Arrow Aviation was formed by Maurice 'Buck' Buckley at Hokitika with an Avro 540K aircraft

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Aspiring Air   

Inactive 1974* - 2012

^ Comments : Aspiring Air was established in 1974, was wholly owned by Barrie McHaffie. Scenic flights and air services for Wanaka and Milford. Ceased operations in 2012

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Aspiring Helicopters   

Active 2016* - date

^ Comments : Aspiring Helicopters offers various services including scenic flights out of Cattle Flat Station, Wanaka

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Associated Air   

Renamed 1975 - 1989

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Associated Airlines   

Inactive 1989 - 1991

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Auckland Aero Club   

Inactive 1955 - 1971*

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Avia Air Charter   

Active 2009* - date

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Barrier Air   

Active 2015 - date

^ Comments : Barrier Air was formed as Great Barrier Airlines in 1983 by Jim Bergman & started operations on 02Dec1983. They purchased a subsidiary company, Air Coromandel in 1995 which had sole commercial rights to Whitianga. In early 2015, coinciding with a change in management, and the purchase of an ex-Bering Air Cessna Grand Caravan, the name of the airline was changed from Great Barrier Airlines to Barrier Air

^ Genealogy : Great Barrier Airlines >Barrier Air

Bay of Plenty Airways  added

Inactive 1958* -1961

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Bell Air (Bell-Air Executive Air Travel)   

Renamed 1968* - 1996

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Buckley Air  updated

Inactive 1995 - 1996*

^ Comments : Buckley Air commenced charter operations from Ardmore sometime in Mar1995

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Canterbury Aviation Company   

Unsure 1917* - 1923

^ Comments : Canterbury Aviation Company was NZ's first commercial airline. Founded by Sir Henry Wigram. Assets to New Zealand Permanent Air Force in Jun1923

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Capital Air   

Renamed 2006 - 2009

^ Comments : Golden Bay Air originated on 27Feb2006 as Capital Air and re-registered on 26May2009. Golden Bay Air is based in Takaka. The airline currently operates two Piper Aircraft to Wellington and Karamea, with connecting road shuttle services to the Abel Tasman National Park, the Heaphy Track in the Kahurangi National Park and to and from Takaka township. Other services provided by the airline include charter flights around New Zealand flown on demand and preset scenic routes around the National Parks as well as Farewell Spit

^ Genealogy : Capital Air >Golden Bay Air

Capital Air Services   

Renamed 1970 - 1978

^ Comments : On 01Apr1970 the Wellington Aero Club’s commercial operations were taken over by Capital Air Services. Last flight was 30Jun1978 & renamed to James Air on 01Jul1978

^ Genealogy : Capital Air Services >James Air >>Eagle Airways

Chathams Airlink   

Inactive 1997 - 1998

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City Jet   

Inactive 1999 - 1999

^ Comments : City Jet was short-lived New Zealand airline. It operated between May and November in 1999. CityJet was launched when Tranzglobal Holdings, a freight airline operator, decided to establish a low-cost passenger service. CityJet was based around Cook Strait, having a hub in Wellington. In Oct1999, the Civil Aviation Authority gounded CityJet's aircraft after allegations of irregularities in the recording of flight times. Some flights continued using chartered aircraft, but in November, the airline's pilots were placed under restrictions. CityJet ceased flying in Nov1999, and the company ceased operating the following month

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Classic Air   

Inactive 1993* - 1995

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Coast Air Charter   

Inactive 1984* - 1988*

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Cook Strait Airways   

Renamed 1935 - 1947

^ Comments : Cook Strait Airways was established in 1935 4 [ANZ began operations as TEAL (Tasman Empire Airways) in Tasmania in 1940 and adopted the current name in 1965. The domestic side was started in 1947 as NZNAC (New Zealand National Airways Corporation) trading as National Airways. In 1978 the New Zealand government merged all the owned airlines under the ANZ name. International and regional passenger and cargo airline]

^ Genealogy : East Coast Airways + Cook Strait Airways >>Union Airways >>NAC (National Airways Corporation) >>TEAL >Air New Zealand

Cookson Air   

Inactive 1985 - 1995

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^ Genealogy : Cookson Airspread >Cookson Air

Cookson Airspread   

Renamed 1979 - 1985

^ Comments : William Bolton (Bill) Cookson formed Cookson Airspread Ltd in 1953

^ Genealogy : Cookson Airspread >Cookson Air

Eagle Airways   

Inactive 1969 - 2016

^ Comments : Eagle Airways was formed in 1969 & started scheduled services on 12Sep1973. Ceased operations on 26Aug2016. Hamilton based ANZ commuter providing scheduled services in New Zealand's North and South Islands

^ Genealogy : >Eagle Airways

Eagle Aviation   

Renamed 1969 - 1975

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^ Genealogy : >Eagle Airways

East Coast Airways   

Renamed 1935 - 1947*

^ Comments : East Coast Airways was established in 1935 & started a regular passenger service between Gisborne and Napier on 16Apr1935 (the first licensed regular passenger service in NZ) 4 [ANZ began operations as TEAL (Tasman Empire Airways) in Tasmania in 1940 and adopted the current name in 1965. The domestic side was started in 1947 as NZNAC (New Zealand National Airways Corporation) trading as National Airways. In 1978 the New Zealand government merged all the owned airlines under the ANZ name. International and regional passenger and cargo airline]

^ Genealogy : East Coast Airways + Cook Strait Airways >>Union Airways >>NAC (National Airways Corporation) >>TEAL >Air New Zealand

Eastern Air Services  updated

Inactive 1963 - 1964*

^ Comments : On the 31Jan1963 Eastern Air Services, the commercial wing of the Napier Aero Club, inaugurated a new passenger and freight service between Napier and Wairoa

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Farmers Air   

Renamed 1984* - 1985

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^ Genealogy : Farmers Air >>Cookson Airspread >Cookson Air

Fieldair   

Unsure 1957* - 1957*

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Fieldair   

Unsure 1989* - 2002*

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^ Genealogy : Speedlink Parcel >>Fieldair

Firstjet   

Not started (2007)

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Flight Corporation   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

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Flightline Aviation   

Inactive 1981* - 1998

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Fly My Sky   

Active 2008 - date

^ Comments : In 1998 Mountain Air added two Britten Norman Islanders and two Piper Aztec aircraft to its fleet and extended its services to provide New Zealand wide charter flights. Scheduled services were also developed to provide several flights a day between Auckland International Airport, Whangarei and Great Barrier Island in the Hauraki Gulf branded as Great Barrier Xpress. Fly My Sky is a small airline based in Auckland, New Zealand. It operates between Auckland and Great Barrier Island. The company, registered in 2007, is owned by Keith and Robyn McKenzie. In Jun2008, Mountain Air rebranded Great Barrier Xpress as Fly My Sky

^ Genealogy : Great Barrier Xpress >Fly My Sky

FlyDirect   

Not started (2010)

^ Comments : FlyDirect went into liquidation on 02Jun2010, before launching its first service

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FlyStark  added

Inactive 2015 - 2017

^ Comments : FlyStark, a charter and scenic flight specialist based at Whitianga (WTZ). It suspended operations for the winter season in mid-Ma72017

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Freedom Air  updated

Inactive 2003* - 2008

^ Comments : Freedom Air was founded in 1995 & started operating low-cost charter flights between New Zealand and Australia on 08Dec1995 as Freedom Air International. Ceased operations on 30Mar2008

^ Genealogy : Freedom Air International >Freedom Air (NZ)

Freedom Air International   

Renamed 1995 - 2003*

^ Comments : Freedom Air start operating low-cost charter flights between New Zealand and Australia on 08Dec1995 as Freedom Air International. Ceased operations on 30Mar2008

^ Genealogy : Freedom Air International >Freedom Air (NZ)

Geyserland Airways   

Inactive 1969 - 1974

^ Comments : Geyserland Airways operated services in New Zealand's North Island between Rotorua, Kawerau, Matamata, Auckland and Gisborne

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Geyserland Airways (1974)   

Inactive 1974 - 2006

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Golden Bay Air   

Active 2009 - date

^ Comments : Golden Bay Air originated on 27Feb2006 as Capital Air and re-registered on 26May2009. Golden Bay Air is based in Takaka. The airline currently operates two Piper Aircraft to Wellington and Karamea, with connecting road shuttle services to the Abel Tasman National Park, the Heaphy Track in the Kahurangi National Park and to and from Takaka township. Other services provided by the airline include charter flights around New Zealand flown on demand and preset scenic routes around the National Parks as well as Farewell Spit

^ Genealogy : Capital Air >Golden Bay Air

Golden Coast Airlines   

Inactive 1965 - 1970

^ Comments : Golden Coast Airways was established by Bill Evans in 1960 to operate an air taxi & charter operation between Nelson and Karamea. In Aug1965 it was renamed to Golden Coast Airlines

^ Genealogy : Golden Coast Airways >Golden Coast Airlines

Golden Coast Airways   

Renamed 1960 - 1965

^ Comments : Golden Coast Airways was established by Bill Evans in 1960 to operate an air taxi & charter operation between Nelson and Karamea. In Aug1965 it was renamed to Golden Coast Airlines

^ Genealogy : Golden Coast Airways >Golden Coast Airlines

Goldfields Air   

Inactive 1985 - 1986

^ Comments : Goldfields Air was renamed to Goldfields Air prior to start

^ Genealogy : Goldfields Aviation >Goldfields Air

Goldfields Aviation   

Not started (1985*)

^ Comments : Goldfields Air was renamed to Goldfields Air prior to start

^ Genealogy : Goldfields Aviation >Goldfields Air

Great Barrier Airlines   

Renamed 1983 - 2015

^ Comments : Barrier Air was formed as Great Barrier Airlines in 1983 by Jim Bergman & started operations on 02Dec1983. They purchased a subsidiary company, Air Coromandel in 1995 which had sole commercial rights to Whitianga. In early 2015, coinciding with a change in management, and the purchase of an ex-Bering Air Cessna Grand Caravan, the name of the airline was changed from Great Barrier Airlines to Barrier Air

^ Genealogy : Great Barrier Airlines >Barrier Air

Great Barrier Xpress   

Renamed 1998* - 2008

^ Comments : In 1998 Mountain Air added two Britten Norman Islanders and two Piper Aztec aircraft to its fleet and extended its services to provide New Zealand wide charter flights. Scheduled services were also developed to provide several flights a day between Auckland International Airport, Whangarei and Great Barrier Island in the Hauraki Gulf branded as Great Barrier Xpress. Fly My Sky is a small airline based in Auckland, New Zealand. It operates between Auckland and Great Barrier Island. The company, registered in 2007, is owned by Keith and Robyn McKenzie. In Jun2008, Mountain Air rebranded Great Barrier Xpress as Fly My Sky

^ Genealogy : Great Barrier Xpress >Fly My Sky

Helilink   

Active 2015* - date

^ Comments : Helilink operations include Police Helicopter Services, Emergency/Rescue Helicopter Services and Commercial and Agricultural Operations

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Hercules Airlines   

Inactive 1985* - 1989*

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Hibiscus Air   

Inactive 1981* - 1996

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Inflite Charters   

Active 2012* - date

^ Comments : Inflite Charters is an amalgamation of Air National's fixed wing charter division, Helilink’s Helicopter solutions and Skylink's group travel

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Island Air   

Unsure 2006* - 2006*

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Island Air Safaris (Island Air Charter)(Island Air Services)   

Renamed 1989* - 1990

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James Air   

Renamed 1978 - 1983*

^ Comments : On 01Apr1970 the Wellington Aero Club’s commercial operations were taken over by Capital Air Services. Last flight was 30Jun1978 & renamed to James Air on 01Jul1978

^ Genealogy : Capital Air Services >James Air >>Eagle Airways

Jetconnect   

Active 2002 - date

^ Comments : Jetconnect was established in Jul2002, commencing operations on 15Oct2002 by Qantas to operate scheduled domestic services in New Zealand

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Jetstar NZ   

Active 2009 - date

^ Comments : Jetstar’s Domestic New Zealand operations are launched on 10Jun2009

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Jump Airlines   

Not started (2003*)

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JumpJet Airlines   

Not started (2008)

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K2000 Airlines   

Inactive 1999 - 2000

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King Solomon Airways   

Inactive 1997 - 2002

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Kiwi Pacific   

Not started (2007)

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Kiwi Regional Airlines   

Renamed 2015 - 2016

^ Comments : Kiwi Regional Airlines was founded in 2014 by local businessman Ewan Wilson & commenced operations on 27Oct2015. Ceased operations & was taken by Air Chathams on 30Jun2016

^ Genealogy : Kiwi Regional Airlines >>Air Chathams

Kiwi Travel Air Charters   

Renamed 1994 - 1995

^ Comments : Kiwi Travel International started out as Kiwi Travel Air Charters. Commenced operations in Jul1994, providing charter services, Moved into scheduled services on 23Aug1995, changing the name as well. Ceased operations on 09Sep1996

^ Genealogy : Kiwi Travel Air Charters >Kiwi Travel International

Kiwi Travel International   

Inactive 1995 - 1996

^ Comments : Kiwi Travel International started out as Kiwi Travel Air Charters. Commenced operations in Jul1994, providing charter services, Moved into scheduled services on 23Aug1995, changing the name as well. Ceased operations on 09Sep1996

^ Genealogy : Kiwi Travel Air Charters >Kiwi Travel International

Kiwijet   

Not started (2009)

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Mainland Air   

Inactive 1991* - 2009*

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Menzies Aviation   

Renamed 1990 - 1992

^ Comments : Air National was established in 1989 and started operations in 1990 as Menzies Aviation. Operations were suspended by the NZCAA due to safety concerns on 28Jan2011

^ Genealogy : Menzies Aviation >Air National

Merchant Air   

Inactive 1983* - 1983*

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Mercury Airlines   

Unsure 1976* - 1976*

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Mid North Air   

Inactive 1983* - 1983*

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Milford Sound Flights   

Inactive 2004* - 2013

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Motueka Air   

Renamed 1979 - 1988

^ Comments : Air Nelson was founded by Robert Inglis and Nicki Smith in 1976 as a flying school & charter operations started on 30Jun1979 under the name of Motueka Air. The name Air Nelson was adopted in 1988 & in the same year was sold to ANZ. Now operates under ANZ Link name as a regional carrier

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Mount Cook Air Services   

Renamed 1954 - 1961

^ Comments : Mount Cook Airline was formed as NZ Aero Transport in 1920 & operations started on 30Jun1920. Renamed to Mount Cook Air Services & to current name on 06Nov1961 when it started sceduled services. Now fully owned by ANZ

^ Genealogy : NZ Aero Transport >Mount Cook Air Services >Mount Cook Airline

Mount Cook Airline   

Active 1961 - date

^ Comments : Mount Cook Airline was formed as NZ Aero Transport in 1920 & operations started on 30Jun1920. Renamed to Mount Cook Air Services & to current name on 06Nov1961 when it started sceduled services. Now fully owned by ANZ

^ Genealogy : NZ Aero Transport >Mount Cook Air Services >Mount Cook Airline

Mountain Air   

Active 1988* - date

^ Comments : Mountain Air is a scenic flight operation founded in 1988 by Keith and Robyn McKenzie and is based at the Chateau Airfield on the edge of the Tongariro National Park Dual World Heritage area

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N. B. MacDonald Services   

Inactive 1987* - 1993*

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NAC (New Zealand National Airways Corporation)  updated

Renamed 1947 - 1978

^ Comments : NAC (National Airways Corporation) was established by the Government in 1947 & began operations on 01Apr1947. Merged into Air New Zealand on 01Apr1978 [ANZ began operations as TEAL (Tasman Empire Airways) in Tasmania in 1940 and adopted the current name in 1965. The domestic side was started in 1947 as NZNAC (New Zealand National Airways Corporation) trading as National Airways. In 1978 the New Zealand government merged all the owned airlines under the ANZ name. International and regional passenger and cargo airline]

^ Genealogy : RNZAF 40 Transport Squadron + Union Airways + Air Travel (NZ) =>NAC (National Airways Corporation) >>TEAL >Air New Zealand

Napier Air Services   

Renamed 1973* - 1975

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^ Genealogy : >Eagle Airways

Nationwide Air   

Inactive 1978* - 1979*

^ Comments : Air North was formed in 1953 and merged with Akarana Air to form Nationwide Air

^ Genealogy : Air North + Akarana Air =>Nationwide Air

Nationwide Air International   

Inactive 1978* - 1979

^ Comments : Nationwide Air International was incorporated on the 18Dec1978. Finally ceased operating in the last week of Apr1979 having lost some $200,000 on its four and a half month car ferry operation

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Newmans Air   

Renamed 1985 - 1986

^ Comments : Newmans Air had its origins in a rich heritage of bus and services in New Zealand. First scheduled flights began on 13Feb1985 [Ansett NZ operations started in Jul1987 after being renamed from Ansett-Newmans. he company became a franchise of Qantas in 2000, operating under the Qantas New Zealand brand. The following year, however, the airline went into liquidation]

^ Genealogy : Newmans Air >Ansett-Newmans >Ansett NZ >Qantas New Zealand

Niue Airlines   

Unsure 1991* - 1991*

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North Shore Air   

Inactive 2015 - 2015

^ Comments : North Shore Air was a short-lived regional New Zealand scheduled airline that commenced daily flights between Auckland's North Shore and Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty, and Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands starting on 28Sep2015. Scheduled flights ended on 30Oct2015

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Northern Commuter Airlines   

Inactive 1992* - 1992*

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NZ Aero Transport   

Renamed 1920 - 1954

^ Comments : Mount Cook Airline was formed as NZ Aero Transport in 1920 & operations started on 30Jun1920. Renamed to Mount Cook Air Services & to current name on 06Nov1961 when it started sceduled services. Now fully owned by ANZ

^ Genealogy : NZ Aero Transport >Mount Cook Air Services >Mount Cook Airline

NZ Tourist Air Travel   

Unsure Mid 1980s

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Origin Pacific Airways   

Inactive 1997 - 2006

^ Comments : Origin Pacific was established by Robert Inglis and Nicki Smith in 1996 and started operations in Apr1997. Ceased passenger operations on 10Aug2006 & freight operations finished on 15Sep2006.. Scheduled regional passenger and cargo carrier that had acted for ANZ since 1997. Based in Nelson.

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Originair   

Active 2015 - date

^ Comments : Originair was founded in 2015 by Robert Inglis & Mike Curry. Made its first flights, between Nelson and Palmerston North, on 12Aug2015. Suspended services in Apr2016 but restarted on 23Sep2016

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Pacific Blue Airlines   

Renamed 2004 - 2011

^ Comments : Virgin Australia (NZ) was established in Jan2004 and started operations on 29Jan2004 as Pacific Blue Airlines. Renamed in Dec2011 & ceased operations in Mar2015

^ Genealogy : Pacific Blue Airlines >Virgin Australia (NZ)

Pacific Express   

Unsure 2004 - 2005*

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Pacific Midland Airlines  updated

Unsure 1981* - 1998*

^ Comments : Pacific Midland Airlines was founded in 1981

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Pacifica Air   

Inactive 1987 - 1989

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Parcelair   

Active 2015 - date

^ Comments : Parcelair started operations in 25Jun2015. Its primary contract is with the courier division of the Freightways Group and New Zealand Post

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Petersen Aviation   

Inactive 1957 - 1958*

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Phoenix Airways   

Renamed 1961* - 1966

^ Comments : Greymouth-based Phoenix Airways holds the place of being the first airline to operate a trans-Alpine air service. Golden Coast Airlines had bought Phoenix Airways from Merv Dunn by mid-1964

^ Genealogy : Phoenix Airways >>Golden Coast Airlines

Phoenix Aviation   

Active 1968* - date

^ Comments : Phoenix Aviation was formed after the closure of Rural Aviation 1963 Limited in 1968

^ Genealogy : Rural Aviation 196 +>Phoenix Aviation

Pine Air   

Inactive 1993 - 1993

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Pionair Adventures   

Unsure 1991 - 2012*

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Port Hutt Air   

Inactive 1996* - 2005

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Qantas New Zealand   

Inactive 2000 - 2001

^ Comments : Qantas New Zealand was formed in 1984 & its first scheduled flights were on 13Feb1985 as Newmans Air [Ansett NZ operations started in Jul1987 after being renamed from Ansett-Newmans. he company became a franchise of Qantas in 2000, operating under the Qantas New Zealand brand. The following year, however, the airline went into liquidation]

^ Genealogy : Newmans Air > Ansett-Newmans >Ansett NZ >Qantas New Zealand

Queenstown - Mount Cook Airway   

Inactive 1935* - 1939*

^ Comments : Sir Henry Wigley formed Queenstown - Mount Cook Airway with his son, Harry. Operated charter flights around the Otago Lakes, Milford Sound & Mount Cook regions, until it was suspended by WWII

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Reef Air   

Active 2005 - date

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Rex Air Charter   

Renamed 1972* - 1986

^ Comments : Rex Air Charter disappeared on 31May1986 when it was rebranded as Waiheke Air Services, a trading name for Motor Holdings (Air Services) Ltd, a subsidiary of the Motor Holdings Ltd transport group

^ Genealogy : Rex Air Charter >Waiheke Air

Rex Aviation   

Inactive 1947 - 2000*

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RidgeAir   

Active 2011* - date

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Rural Aviation 1963   

Inactive 1963* - 1968*

^ Comments : Phoenix Aviation was formed after the closure of Rural Aviation 1963 Limited in 1968

^ Genealogy : Rural Aviation 196 +>Phoenix Aviation

SAFE (Straits Air Freight Express)   

Renamed 1951 - 1966

^ Comments : SAFE Air was eastablished as SAFE (Straits Air Freight Express) in 1950. Renamed in 1966

^ Genealogy : SAFE (Straits Air Freight Express) >Safe Air

SAFE Air   

Inactive 1966 - 1990

^ Comments : SAFE Air was eastablished as SAFE (Straits Air Freight Express) in 1950. Renamed in 1966

^ Genealogy : SAFE (Straits Air Freight Express) >Safe Air

Salt Air   

Active 1992* - date

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Sea Bee Air   

Unsure 1976 - 1979*

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Seabord Airlines   

Not started (1999*)

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Skybus (Aqua Avia Society)   

Not started (1981)

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SkyFerry (Outdoor Aviation)   

Inactive 1983* - 1991

^ Comments : Outdoor Aviation was founded in Nov1983 by two pilots, Dave Phillips & Cliff Marchant, later operating as SkyFerry. Placed in receivership on the 14Jul1991

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Sounds Air   

Active 1986* - date

^ Comments : Sounds Air is a locally owned and operated airline based at Picton Airport, in the heart of Marlborough, New Zealand. It was founded in 1986 by Cliff and Diane Marchant & links the North and South Islands of New Zealand between Wellington, Picton and Kaikoura

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South East Air   

Renamed 1993* - 2004*

^ Comments : South East Air was established by Raymond Hector and Bill Moffatt on 14May1993

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Southern Air   

Renamed 1981 - 1997

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Southern Air >Southern Air (1997) >Stewart Island Flights

Southern Air (1997)   

Renamed 1997 - 2000

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Southern Air >Southern Air (1997) >Stewart Island Flights

Southern Cross Airfreighters   

Unsure 1962* - 1964*

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Southern Cross Airways   

Inactive 1985 - 1986

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Southern Pacific Airlines   

Not started (1950*)

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Southern Scenic Air Services   

Unsure 1948* - 1964*

^ Comments : Southern Scenic Air Services was formed in 1947 by Fred "Popeye" Lucas and Bill Hewitt as Southern Scenic Air Trips

^ Genealogy : Southern Scenic Air Trips >Southern Scenic Air Services

Southern Scenic Air Trips   

Renamed 1947* - 1948*

^ Comments : Southern Scenic Air Services was formed in 1947 by Fred "Popeye" Lucas and Bill Hewitt as Southern Scenic Air Trips

^ Genealogy : Southern Scenic Air Trips >Southern Scenic Air Services

SPANZ (South Pacific Airline of New Zealand)   

Inactive 1960 - 1966

^ Comments : SPANZ was founded in 1960 by Bob Anderson and Rex Daniell. The airline commenced operations in 1960 but was forced to call in the receivers, making its last commercial flight on 28Feb1966

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Speedlink-Parcels   

Renamed 2002* - 2002*

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^ Genealogy : Speedlink Parcel >>Fieldair

Stewart Island Air Services   

Renamed 1976* - 1981

^ Comments : Stewart Island Air Services was rebranded as Southern Air in 1981 & Southern Air (1997) in 1997 & to current name in 2000

^ Genealogy : Southern Air >Southern Air (1997) >Stewart Island Flights

Stewart Island Flights   

Active 2000 - date

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^ Genealogy : Southern Air >Southern Air (1997) >Stewart Island Flights

Sunair (Sunair Aviation)   

Active 1987 - date

^ Comments : Sunair Aviation was established in by Dan Power and his wife Bev in 1985. Two years later they applied to the Civil Aviation Authority for an air operator's certificate and commenced charter operations

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SWA (Southern World Airlines)   

Inactive 1992* - 1992*

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Tasman Air Services   

Inactive 1968* - 1969

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Tasman Pacific Airlines  updated

Inactive 2000* - 2001

^ Comments : Air Operator's Certificate issued for Qantas New Zealand. Domestic carrier that purchased Ansett NZ in 2000. Tasman Pacific Airlines ceased operations on 20Apr2001

^ Genealogy : >Qantas New Zealand

Tasmanair   

Unsure 1969* - 1973*

^ Comments : Tasmanair was formed in 1969 to operate to Chatham Island using a Piper Navajo

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Taupo Air Services   

Inactive 1978 - 1993*

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Tauranga Air Services  added

Inactive 1956 - 1959*

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Te Kaahu Airlines  added

Inactive 1997 - 1998*

^ Comments : Te Kaahu Airlines was established in 1997 and operated by VIP Air to fly the Hamilton to Gisborne route

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TEAL (Tasman Empire Airways)   

Renamed 1940 - 1965

^ Comments : TEAL was registered on 26Apr1940. First flight on 30Apr1940 & name changed to ANZ on 01Apr1965 [ANZ began operations as TEAL (Tasman Empire Airways) in Tasmania in 1940 and adopted the current name in 1965. The domestic side was started in 1947 as NZNAC (New Zealand National Airways Corporation) trading as NATIONAL AIRWAYS. In 1978 the New Zealand government merged all the owned airlines under the ANZ name. International and regional passenger and cargo airline]

^ Genealogy : TEAL >Air New Zealand

The Hawke’s Bay and East Coast Aero Club   

Inactive 1928* - 2010*

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The Night Fleet   

Unsure Early 2000s

^ Comments : The Night Fleet was a Palmerston based carrier that provided domestic air freight within New Zealand

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Tourism Flightseeing   

Unsure 1999* - 1999*

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Trans Island Airways   

Inactive 1956 - 1959

^ Comments : Trans Island Airways set up in Feb1956 to provide air services for North Otago, South Canterbury and Nelson. Its first route to be opened, in May1956, was Christchurch - Timaru - Oamaru operated with a D.H.89. Ceased operations in 1959

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Transpac Express   

Inactive 1999* - 2002*

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Tranzair   

Inactive 1991 - 1991

^ Comments : Tranzair commenced scheduled services on 05May1991 and the final flights were flown on 26Jun1991 following the airline's collapse

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Union Airways of N.Z.   

Renamed 1936 - 1947

^ Comments : The Union Steamship Company took shares in East Coast Airways in 1934 and in Cook Strait Airways in 1935, and on 05Jan1936 amalgamated these into a new national airway, Union Airways. Merged into NAC (National Airways Corporation) [NZNAC (New Zealand National Airways Corporation) was established by the Government to provide domestic air services after nationalising UNION AIRWAYS. The new corporation took over COOK STRAIT AIR & WEST COAST AIR TRAVEL. Renamed to NAC (NATIONAL AIRWAYS CORPORATION in the 1970s)] 4 [ANZ began operations as TEAL (Tasman Empire Airways) in Tasmania in 1940 and adopted the current name in 1965. The domestic side was started in 1947 as NZNAC (New Zealand National Airways Corporation) trading as National Airways. In 1978 the New Zealand government merged all the owned airlines under the ANZ name. International and regional passenger and cargo airline]

^ Genealogy : East Coast Airways + Cook Strait Airways >>Union Airways >>NAC (National Airways Corporation) >>TEAL >Air New Zealand

Vincent Aviation   

Inactive 1992 - 2014

^ Comments : Vincent Aviation was formed by Capt. Peter Vincent (previously with Safe-Air) in 1992. On 24Oct2014 the New Zealand division of Vincent Aviation was placed into receivership. International and regional passenger and freight charters.

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VIP Air Charter  added

Unsure 1991* - 1997*

^ Comments : VIP Air Charter was established at Hamilton by G.Misson, the owner of Innovative Engineering Ltd of Cambridge, in 1991

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Virgin Australia (NZ)   

Inactive 2011 - 2015

^ Comments : Virgin Australia (NZ) was established in 2003 and started operations on 29Jan2004 as Pacific Blue Airlines. Renamed in Dec2011 & ceased operations in Mar2015

^ Genealogy : Pacific Blue Airlines >Virgin Australia (NZ)

Volcanic Air Safaris   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

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Waiheke Air   

Inactive 1986 - 1986*

^ Comments : Rex Air Charter disappeared on 31May1986 when it was rebranded as Waiheke Air Services, a trading name for Motor Holdings (Air Services) Ltd, a subsidiary of the Motor Holdings Ltd transport group

^ Genealogy : Rex Air Charter >Waiheke Air

Wairarapa Airlines   

Inactive 1981 - 1996

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Waterwings Airways   

Inactive 1999* - 1999*

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Wellington Aero Club   

Inactive 1935* - 1970*

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West Coast Air Travel   

Renamed 1945* - 1947

^ Comments : West Coast Air Travel was taken over by NAC (National Airways Corporation) in 1945 but continued under own name until 1947 4 [ANZ began operations as TEAL (Tasman Empire Airways) in Tasmania in 1940 and adopted the current name in 1965. The domestic side was started in 1947 as NZNAC (New Zealand National Airways Corporation) trading as National Airways. In 1978 the New Zealand government merged all the owned airlines under the ANZ name. International and regional passenger and cargo airline]

^ Genealogy : West Coast Air Travel >>NAC (National Airways Corporation) >>TEAL >Air New Zealand

West Coast Airways   

Inactive 1956 - 1967

^ Comments : West Coast Airways was formed in 1956

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Westland Flying Service   

Inactive 1976* - 1981*

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Whale Watch Air   

Renamed 1997* - 1999

^ Comments : Air Tours Kaikoura and Whale Watch Air merged & renamed to Wings Over Whales on 01Jan1999

^ Genealogy : Air Tours Kaikoura + Whale Watch Air =>Wings Over Whales

Wings Over Whales   

Active 1999 - date

^ Comments : Air Tours Kaikoura and Whale Watch Air merged & renamed to Wings Over Whales on 01Jan1999

^ Genealogy : Air Tours Kaikoura + Whale Watch Air =>Wings Over Whales

Zoom Airways   

Not started (2002)

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