Originair return to the skies


After being grounded for three months Originair are back in the air.

The domestic airline will recommence its direct flights between Nelson and Palmerston North in September. However, some flights will operate sooner during this month’s school holidays and its charter services are immediately available for flights throughout New Zealand.

Originair’s fleet were grounded after the Civil Aviation Authority restricted a the Air Operator’s Certificate of the company contracting to Originair.

originair-landingwebThe airline has now contracted Auckland’s Inflite Charters Ltd instead and is ready to fly customers once more.

Managing Director, Robert Inglis says the disruption has been disappointing, especially at a time of sustained growth in customer numbers.

However, Robert says he has full confidence in the new relationship with the well-resourced Inflite Charters Ltd operation.

Fieldair Engineering Ltd of Palmerston North will continue to maintain Originair’s aircraft.

The Nelson to Palmerston North flights will initially focus on peak days each week before increasing services in-line with demand in the high season.

Originair’s charter services will run as normal and other fixed price business for its aircraft is also being planned.