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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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July 5, 2017

HNZ Helicopters was founded in Timaru, in 1955 & is headquartered in Nelson. Provides onshore and offshore oil & gas, mineral exploration, marine pilot transfer services, military support, charter services, utilities and flight training [added]

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]

Airlines

Adastra Aviation  added

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Air Albatross   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1981 - 1985
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Cargo New Zealand   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997 - 1997
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : KC : KIC

Air Central   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Air Central (1982)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Air Charter Timaru  added

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Air Chathams   

Status : Active

Dates :

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
Airline Code : CV : CVA

Air Colombus   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1972 - 1972
Comments :  
Genealogy : Air Colombus >Akarana Air + Air North =>Nationwide Air
Airline Code :  

Air Coromandel   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Air Express   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1988* - 1989*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
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Air Fiordland   

Status : Active

Dates :

1984* - date
Comments : Air Fiordland was formed in 1984
Genealogy :  
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Air Freight NZ   

Status : Active

Dates :

1989 - date
Comments : Air Freight NZ was formed in 1989 & started operations on 15Jul1989. Scheduled and charter cargo airline mainly small parcels
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : TFR

Air Kaitaia   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000 - 2003
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
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Air Kapiti   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002 - 2003
Comments :  
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Air Marlborough   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996 - 1999
Comments : Air Marlborough first flight was operated on the 20Jun1996. Operated between Blenheim and Wellington between 1996 and 1998
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Milford   

Status : Active

Dates :

1993 - date
Comments :  
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Air Napier   

Status : Active

Dates :

1987 - date
Comments :  
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Air National   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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
Airline Code : -- : JPS

Air NE   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
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Air Nelson   

Status : Active

Dates :

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
Airline Code : PG : RLK

Air New Zealand (ANZ)  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

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
Airline Code : NZ : ANZ

Air New Zealand Cargo   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2000* - 2001*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air North   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code : GD : ---

Air Post   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Safaris & Services  updated

Status : Active

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Air Timaru  added

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Air Tours Kaikoura   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Air Travel   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1930 - 1931
Comments : Air Travel was formed in 1930 by Squadron Leader MC MacGregor & FM Clarke, to make regular freight deliveries between Christchurch & Dunedin
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Travel (NZ)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Air Wairarapa   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002 - 2003
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Air Wanganui Commuter   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
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Air West Coast   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2002 - 2009*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
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air2there.com   

Status : Active

Dates :

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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Airland (NZ)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1968* - 1977*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Airlink   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989 - 1989
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Airwork   

Status : Active

Dates :

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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : NZ : PST

Akarana Air   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

AlpineAir   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004* - 2004*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Ansett NZ   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Ansett-Newmans   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

ANZAM (Australian & New Zealand Air Marketing Corp.)   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Aotearoa Airlines  added

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Arrow Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1922* - 1923*
Comments : Arrow Aviation was formed by Maurice 'Buck' Buckley at Hokitika with an Avro 540K aircraft
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Aspiring Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : OI : ---

Aspiring Helicopters   

Status : Active

Dates :

2016* - date
Comments : Aspiring Helicopters offers various services including scenic flights out of Cattle Flat Station, Wanaka
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Associated Air   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1975 - 1989
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Associated Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989 - 1991
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Auckland Aero Club   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1955 - 1971*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Avia Air Charter   

Status : Active

Dates :

2009* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Barrier Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Bay of Plenty Airways  added + updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1958* - 1961
Comments : Bay of Plenty Airways was a pioneering regional airline of the late 1950s and early 1960. The airline took over the expanding operations of Tauranga Air Services, which had commenced air services from Tauranga in Dec1956. Founded by Alfred W. ‘Alf’ Bartlett and supported financially by a number of Bay of Plenty investors, Tauranga Air Services Ltd, operated Cessna 182 and built up a regular air taxi service from Tauranga (both Tauranga Aerodrome and an airstrip at Tauriko), Whakatane and Opotiki to Auckland. A decision to suspend services and wind the company up was made at a Board Meeting in Dec1961
Genealogy : Tauranga Air Services >Bay of Plenty Airways
Airline Code :  

Bell Air (Bell-Air Executive Air Travel)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1968* - 1996
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Buckley Air  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 1996*
Comments : Buckley Air commenced charter operations from Ardmore sometime in Mar1995
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Canterbury Aviation Company   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Capital Air   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Capital Air Services   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1970 - 1978
Comments : On 01Apr1970 the Wellington Aero Club’s commercial operations were taken over by Capital Air Services. Its last flight was 30Jun1978 & renamed to James Air on 01Jul1978
Genealogy : Capital Air Services >James Air >>Eagle Airways
Airline Code : CN : ---

Chathams Airlink   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997 - 1998
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

City Jet   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Classic Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993* - 1995
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : CLS

Coast Air Charter   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1984* - 1988*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Cook Strait Airways   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Cookson Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1985 - 1995
Comments :  
Genealogy : Cookson Airspread >Cookson Air
Airline Code :  

Cookson Airspread   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1979 - 1985
Comments : William Bolton (Bill) Cookson formed Cookson Airspread Ltd in 1953
Genealogy : Cookson Airspread >Cookson Air
Airline Code :  

Eagle Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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
Airline Code : NZ : EAG

Eagle Aviation   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1969 - 1975
Comments :  
Genealogy : >Eagle Airways
Airline Code :  

East Coast Airways   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Eastern Air Services  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Farmers Air   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1984* - 1985
Comments :  
Genealogy : Farmers Air >>Cookson Airspread >Cookson Air
Airline Code :  

Fieldair   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1957* - 1957*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Fieldair   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1989* - 2002*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : Speedlink Parcel >>Fieldair
Airline Code :  

Firstjet   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2007)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Flight Corporation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Flightline Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1981* - 1998
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Fly My Sky   

Status : Active

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

FlyDirect   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2010)
Comments : FlyDirect went into liquidation on 02Jun2010, before launching its first service
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

FlyStark  added

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2015 - 2017
Comments : FlyStark, a charter and scenic flight specialist based at Whitianga (WTZ). It suspended operations for the winter season in mid-Ma72017
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Freedom Air  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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)
Airline Code : SJ : FOM

Freedom Air International   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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)
Airline Code :  

Geyserland Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1969 - 1974
Comments : Geyserland Airways operated services in New Zealand's North Island between Rotorua, Kawerau, Matamata, Auckland and Gisborne
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Geyserland Airways (1974)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1974 - 2006
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Golden Bay Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Golden Coast Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Golden Coast Airways   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Goldfields Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1985 - 1986
Comments : Goldfields Air was renamed to Goldfields Air prior to start
Genealogy : Goldfields Aviation >Goldfields Air
Airline Code :  

Goldfields Aviation   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1985*)
Comments : Goldfields Air was renamed to Goldfields Air prior to start
Genealogy : Goldfields Aviation >Goldfields Air
Airline Code :  

Great Barrier Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code : -- : GBA

Great Barrier Xpress   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Helilink   

Status : Active

Dates :

2015* - date
Comments : Helilink operations include Police Helicopter Services, Emergency/Rescue Helicopter Services and Commercial and Agricultural Operations
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Hercules Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1985* - 1989*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Hibiscus Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1981* - 1996
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

HNZ Helicopters  added

Status : Active

Dates :

1955* - date
Comments : HNZ Helicopters was founded in Timaru, in 1955 & is headquartered in Nelson. Provides onshore and offshore oil & gas, mineral exploration, marine pilot transfer services, military support, charter services, utilities and flight training
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Inflite Charters   

Status : Active

Dates :

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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Island Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2006* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

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

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1989* - 1990
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

James Air   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code : -- : VLN

Jetconnect   

Status : Active

Dates :

2002 - date
Comments : Jetconnect was established in Jul2002, commencing operations on 15Oct2002 by Qantas to operate scheduled domestic services in New Zealand
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : QF : QNZ

Jetstar NZ   

Status : Active

Dates :

2009 - date
Comments : Jetstar’s Domestic New Zealand operations are launched on 10Jun2009
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Jump Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2003*)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

JumpJet Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2008)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

K2000 Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999 - 2000
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

King Solomon Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997 - 2002
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Kiwi Pacific   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2007)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Kiwi Regional Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Kiwi Travel Air Charters   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Kiwi Travel International   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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
Airline Code : KC : KIC

Kiwijet   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2009)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : KJ : KIJ

Mainland Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991* - 2009*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Menzies Aviation   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Merchant Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1983* - 1983*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Mercury Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1976* - 1976*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Mid North Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1983* - 1983*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Milford Sound Flights   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004* - 2013
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Motueka Air   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Mount Cook Air Services   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Mount Cook Airline   

Status : Active

Dates :

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
Airline Code : NM : NZM

Mountain Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

N. B. MacDonald Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1987* - 1993*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

NAC (New Zealand National Airways Corporation)  updated

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code : NZ : ---

Napier Air Services   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1973* - 1975
Comments :  
Genealogy : >Eagle Airways
Airline Code :  

Nationwide Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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
Airline Code : GD : ---

Nationwide Air International   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Newmans Air   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Niue Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1991* - 1991*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

North Shore Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Northern Commuter Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992* - 1992*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

NZ Aero Transport   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

NZ Tourist Air Travel   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

Mid 1980s
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Origin Pacific Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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.
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : QO : OGN

Originair   

Status : Active

Dates :

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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Pacific Blue Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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)
Airline Code : DJ : PBI

Pacific Express   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004 - 2005*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Pacific Midland Airlines  updated

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1981* - 1998*
Comments : Pacific Midland Airlines was founded in 1981
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Pacifica Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1987 - 1989
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Parcelair   

Status : Active

Dates :

2015 - date
Comments : Parcelair started operations in 25Jun2015. Its primary contract is with the courier division of the Freightways Group and New Zealand Post
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Petersen Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1957 - 1958*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Phoenix Airways   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Phoenix Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

1968* - date
Comments : Phoenix Aviation was formed after the closure of Rural Aviation 1963 Limited in 1968
Genealogy : Rural Aviation 196 +>Phoenix Aviation
Airline Code :  

Pine Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 1993
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Pionair Adventures   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1991 - 2012*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Port Hutt Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996* - 2005
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Qantas New Zealand   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Queenstown - Mount Cook Airway   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Reef Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2005 - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : REF

Rex Air Charter   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Rex Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1947 - 2000*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

RidgeAir   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Rural Aviation 1963   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1963* - 1968*
Comments : Phoenix Aviation was formed after the closure of Rural Aviation 1963 Limited in 1968
Genealogy : Rural Aviation 196 +>Phoenix Aviation
Airline Code :  

SAFE (Straits Air Freight Express)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

SAFE Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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
Airline Code : SF : ---

Salt Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

1992* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Sea Bee Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1976 - 1979*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : CB : ---

Seabord Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1999*)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Skybus (Aqua Avia Society)   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1981)
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

SkyFerry (Outdoor Aviation)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1983* - 1991
Comments : SkyFerry (Outdoor Aviation) was founded in Nov1983 by two pilots, Dave Phillips & Cliff Marchant, later operating as SkyFerry. Placed in receivership on the 14Jul1991
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Sounds Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

South East Air   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1993* - 2004*
Comments : South East Air was established by Raymond Hector and Bill Moffatt on 14May1993
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Southern Air   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1981 - 1997
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : Southern Air >Southern Air (1997) >Stewart Island Flights
Airline Code :  

Southern Air (1997)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1997 - 2000
Comments :  
Genealogy : Southern Air >Southern Air (1997) >Stewart Island Flights
Airline Code :  

Southern Cross Airfreighters   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1962* - 1964*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Southern Cross Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1985 - 1986
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Southern Pacific Airlines   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(1950*)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Southern Scenic Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Southern Scenic Air Trips   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

SPANZ (South Pacific Airline of New Zealand)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Speedlink-Parcels   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2002* - 2002*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : Speedlink Parcel >>Fieldair
Airline Code :  

Stewart Island Air Services   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Stewart Island Flights   

Status : Active

Dates :

2000 - date
Comments :  
Genealogy : Southern Air >Southern Air (1997) >Stewart Island Flights
Airline Code :  

Sunair (Sunair Aviation)   

Status : Active

Dates :

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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

SWA (Southern World Airlines)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992* - 1992*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Tasman Air Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1968* - 1969
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Tasman Pacific Airlines  updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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
Airline Code : ZQ : ---

Tasmanair   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1969* - 1973*
Comments : Tasmanair was formed in 1969 to operate to Chatham Island using a Piper Navajo
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Taupo Air Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1978 - 1993*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Tauranga Air Services  added + updated

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1956 - 1959*
Comments : [Bay of Plenty Airways was a pioneering regional airline of the late 1950s and early 1960. The airline took over the expanding operations of Tauranga Air Services, which had commenced air services from Tauranga in Dec1956]
Genealogy : Tauranga Air Services >Bay of Plenty Airways
Airline Code :  

Te Kaahu Airlines  added

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997 - 1998*
Comments : Te Kaahu Airlines was established in 1997 and operated by VIP Air to fly the Hamilton to Gisborne route
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

TEAL (Tasman Empire Airways)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

The Hawke’s Bay and East Coast Aero Club   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1928* - 2010*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

The Night Fleet   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

Early 2000s
Comments : The Night Fleet was a Palmerston based carrier that provided domestic air freight within New Zealand
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Tourism Flightseeing   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1999* - 1999*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Trans Island Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Transpac Express   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999* - 2002*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Tranzair   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991 - 1991
Comments : Tranzair commenced scheduled services on 05May1991 and the final flights were flown on 26Jun1991 following the airline's collapse
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Union Airways of N.Z.   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Vincent Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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.
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : VAL

VIP Air Charter  added

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1991* - 1997*
Comments : VIP Air Charter was established at Hamilton by G.Misson, the owner of Innovative Engineering Ltd of Cambridge, in 1991
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Virgin Australia (NZ)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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)
Airline Code :  

Volcanic Air Safaris   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Waiheke Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Wairarapa Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1981 - 1996
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : 2W : ---

Waterwings Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999* - 1999*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Wellington Aero Club   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1935* - 1970*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

West Coast Air Travel   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

West Coast Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1956 - 1967
Comments : West Coast Airways was formed in 1956
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Westland Flying Service   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1976* - 1981*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  

Whale Watch Air   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Wings Over Whales   

Status : Active

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  

Zoom Airways   

Status : Not started

Dates :

(2002)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
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