Originair is in the news today. Thank you to The Nelson Mail for this story featuring an interview with our CEO Robert Inglis.
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 Robert Inglis.
“This year has been a challenging one for us, but having received our own Air Operator’s Certificate this month we are ready to plan for a successful and busy 2020. We look forward to announcing new initiatives in the New Year and thank our loyal customers for their support.”
*Please note that there will be limited number of special fares per flight and the special fares will not be available on all flights. General terms & conditions apply. For more information go to the Originair fare classes page.
This week the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand (CAA) issued a Part 125 Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) to Originair.
“We are very pleased to receive our Air Operator’s Certificate as this provides a sound foundation for our future and security for our customers,” said Originair’s CEO Robert Inglis.
“Since 2015 we have operated our services through contracted arrangements with other AOC holders however it’s now time to base the next phase of operational development on our own Air Operator’s Certificate. Originair will operate its own Jetstream aircraft independently from 29 November 2019.”
Originair is extending its airline services by adding direct flights between Nelson and New Plymouth which will take approximately 50 minutes.
Initially there will be eight flights a week between the two cities, taking off from September 29. The airline will be flexible around scheduling, reflecting extra demand during school holidays and long weekends.
Originair managing director Robert Inglis says they are introducing the direct flights after listening to business and leisure travellers.
“Currently anyone travelling between the two cities may spend lengthy periods transiting via Auckland and Wellington instead of less than an hour with direct services”.
“We believe the Nelson and New Plymouth communities will support this service.”
“It will appeal to travellers who want to spend a weekend in either city and to business travellers commuting for a week’s work or a short stay,” Mr Inglis says.
The airline currently flies between Nelson and Palmerston North, a service which started in 2015 and is popular with business and leisure customers.
The company’s British Aerospace 18-seat Jetstream aircraft will fly the route and the company is adding another Jetstream to its operations to cover contracted charter flights, tours and maintenance coverage.
For more details on flight times and costs visit the Originair website booking page.