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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 […]

COVID-19

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 […]

Originair adds Nelson-Wellington route

Nelson Tasman-based airline Originair has added a Nelson-Wellington route to its offering in response to passenger demand. Flights on the Nelson-Wellington route will begin on 14 February 2020, with bookings now available via Originair’s website and by calling the airline on 0800 380 380. “Our customers have been asking us to consider a Nelson-Wellington route […]

Originair in the news

Originair is in the news today. Thank you to The Nelson Mail for this story featuring an interview with our CEO Robert Inglis. https://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/117895065/nelsonbased-originair-looks-to-expand-north-island-flights

Originair announces special summer fares for Nelson-Palmerston North route

Originair has announced special $89 one-way summer fares* on its Nelson-Palmerston North route available between 1 December 2019 and 31 March 2020. “We are delighted to offer these special fares to customers who may be planning a business trip or to visit friends and family between now and the end of March,” says Originair’s CEO […]