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Originair announces new services between Palmerston North and Hamilton and an increase to its Nelson–Palmerston North schedule

From Monday, 19 October 2020 Originair will offer direct weekday services between Palmerston North and Hamilton. The new Palmerston North–Hamilton services will depart Palmerston North for Hamilton at 10:50am and depart Hamilton for Palmerston North at 1pm, Monday to Friday. This is an extension of the service Originair has operated from Nelson–Palmerston North since 2014. […]

COVID-19 Update 24 August 2020

Following the Government’s announcement on 24 August 2020, from Monday 31 August 2020 the wearing of face masks on public transport becomes mandatory under alert Level Two. If you are travelling on an Originair service while we are at alert Level Two you must wear a face mask for the duration of the flight from […]

COVID 19 Update 13 August 2020

Following the Government’s announcement on 11 August 2020 we wish to advise passengers that our flights are continuing to operate in alert level two. As this an ongoing situation we are closely following all updates from the Ministry of Health and will act accordingly. If you require further information please email: info@originair.nz or phone our […]

Originair donates revenue from first week of Level 2 scheduled flights to support Salvation Army foodbanks

Originair has donated the total revenue received from its first week of resumed scheduled flights under COVID-19 Level 2 restrictions to the Salvation Army. “The first week’s flights schedule included the busy Queen’s Birthday weekend which resulted in the revenue donated becoming a substantial figure,” says Originair CEO Robert Inglis. “We want to thank all […]

Originair announces resumption of flight schedule from 29 May 2020

Nelson Tasman-based airline Originair will resume its flight schedule on the Nelson–Palmerston North and Nelson–Wellington routes from 29 May 2020. An updated schedule is available at www.originair.co.nz and all flights are now available for purchase. “The schedule is almost identical to what was on offer prior to lockdown,” says Originair CEO Robert Inglis. “We are […]


Update 12 May 2020 Originair is pleased to advise customers that following the government’s announcement yesterday allowing public transport services to recommence that our scheduled services between Nelson – Palmerston North and Nelson – Wellington will resume from Friday 29 May 2020. Our schedule is principally unchanged with the only variations reflecting earlier evening departures […]

An important update

23 March 2020 1610 hr Following the Prime Minister’s announcement today (23 March 2020) all Originair flights have been suspended until further notice effective from Tuesday 24 March 2020. Customers who are booked on flights during this suspension period will be given the option of having the fare they have paid for either held in […]

Originair has a role to play in ensuring essential domestic travel can continue

Originair has sounded a note of caution following the Government’s announcement of its support package for Air New Zealand. “We are grateful that the Government sees the need to support the aviation sector, which is critical to the function of New Zealand,” says Originair CEO Robert Inglis. “What we would like to see now is […]

Domestic travel bookings with Originair can continue to be made with confidence

Nelson Tasman based airline Originair says travellers can continue to make bookings with confidence, while following the best up-to-date advice available from health officials and the Government. “We are able to reassure passengers that they can make forward bookings with us, and by using our Flexi Plus fare option, they can rebook or get their […]