Kiwi Regional Airlines certified and ready to fly

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New Zealand-owned Kiwi Regional Airlines has received its Civil Aviation Authority air operating certificate with a full regulatory approval from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

The CAA part 119 and 121 certificate allows the airline to operate large aircraft as a commercial airline.

Kiwi Regional Airlines are the first airline in over a decade to be issued an approval by the CAA.

Chief Executive Ewan Wilson said today, “This is a huge achievement. The extensive vetting required of our people, our aircraft, our procedures and our training to attain this has been exhaustive and I’d like to give full credit to all our staff and the CAA for the lengths they go to, to ensure we operate to the highest standards.”

Kiwi Regional Airlines will commence flights from October 27, the airlines routes will include direct flights between Nelson and Hamilton, Nelson and Dunedin, and Dunedin and Queenstown.

“The CAA Air Operating Certificate also means the airline is now able to fly charter flights throughout the country. That’s something that larger corporates have already shown a lot of interest in,” says Ewan.