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This page provides links to all currently operating international, regional, domestic, passenger and cargo airlines registered in New Zealand .Click on Airline Name for contact, fleet, route and accident data.



Airlines in New Zealand
Airline Main Base
IATA code
ICAO code
IATA Prefix
Start of ops.
Air Chathams Wellington (WLG)
CV
CVA
1986
Air Freight NZ Auckland (AKL)
AF
AFN
1989
Air Nelson Nelson (NSN)
-
RLK
1976
Air New Zealand Auckland (AKL)
NZ
ANZ
086
1965
Air Post Auckland (AKL)
-
PST
1990
Air Safaris & Services  
NZ
SRI
1970
Air2There Paraparaumu (PPQ)
F8
ATT
2004
Fly My Sky Auckland (AKL)
-
-
1980
Great Barrier Airlines Auckland (AKL)
-
-
-
1983
JetConnect / Qantas New Zealand Auckland (AKL)
QF
QNZ
2002
Jetstar New Zealand Auckland (AKL)
JQ
SCR
2015
Mount Cook Airlines Christchurch (CHC)
NM
NZM
445
1964
Parcelair Aukland (AKL)
P4
APK
2016
Pionair Adventures  
-
-
1991
Toll Priority Auckland (AKL)
-
TFR
2007

Airlines defunct since 2000 in New Zealand
Airline Fate
IATA code
ICAO code
Start of ops.
End of ops.
Air National Corporate AOC suspended 28/1/11 for 10 days due to safety concerns. AOC revoked 10/3/11.
-
JPS
1988
2011
Ansett New Zealand Acquired by News Corp in 2000 and resold to a NZ investment group. Renamed 4/01 to Tasman Pacific.
AN
AAA
1987
2001
Freedom Air International Shut down services on 29/3/08, merging ops into Air New Zealand.
SJ
FOM
1995
2008
K2000 Airlines -
-
-
1999
2000
Origin Pacific Airways Agreement with Qantas terminated in 2004. Ceased pax ops on 10/8/06 (freight ops continuing until 15/9/06)
QO
OGN
1997
2006
Pacific Blue Airlines (NZ) Re-branded as Virgin Australia on 7/12/11
DJ
PBN
2003
2011
Rex Aviation New Zealand dba Ansett New Zealand Regional 1996 to 1999 when renamed Rex Aviation. Renamed Tasman Pacific Connection in 2000 before ceasing ops.
-
TNZ
1993
2000
Tasman Pacific Airlines/Qantas New Zealand Acquired by Qantas in 2001 and entered receivership on 4/3/02, ceasing all operations.
ZQ
-
2001
2001
Vincent Aviation Entered receivership on 24/10/14
-
-
1990
2014
Virgin Australia Airlines (NZ) Transferred all ops to Australia-based Virgin Australia operators in 3/15.
VA
PBN
2011
2015

Airline hull loss accidents in New Zealand
Date
Airline Aircraft type Reg. Location Fatal
Cat.
25-Jan-13 Fly My Sky BN-2B-26 Islander ZK-DLA Okiwi Statio... 0 crashed
05-Jul-09 Great Barrier Airlines BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-1 ZK-LOU near Great Barrie... 0 crashed
27-Dec-06 Island Air Charters BN-2A-27 Islander ZK-WNZ near Tauranga Air... 0 crashed
02-May-05 Airwork NZ Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III ZK-POA near Stratford 2 crashed
03-Oct-03 Air Freight NZ Convair CV-580F ZK-KFU near Paraparaumu 2 crashed
27-Feb-03 Airwork NZ Fokker F-27 Friendship 500 ZK-NAN Blenheim Woo... 0 destroyed
29-Jan-96 Soundsair Cessna 208 Caravan I ZK-SFA near Blenheim 5 crashed
09-Jun-95 Ansett New Zealand DHC-8-102 ZK-NEY near Palmerston N... 4 crashed
25-Oct-93 Hibiscus Air GAF Nomad N.22 ZK-NOM Franz Josef ... 9 crashed
01-Apr-90 SAFE Air Armstrong Whitworth AW-650 Argosy 2 ZK-SAF Blenheim-Woo... 0 crashed
08-Aug-89 Aspiring Air BN-2A-26 Islander ZK-EVK Upper Dart V... 10 crashed
31-Jul-89 Air Freight NZ Convair CV-580 ZK-FTB Auckland Int... 3 crashed
19-Mar-89 Soundsair BN-2A-21 Islander ZK-SFE Tiraora Lodge 0 crashed
27-Nov-87 Outdoor Aviation Cessna 208 Caravan I ZK-SFB near Haumuri Bluffs 2 crashed
20-Jul-87 Air Safaris & Services GAF Nomad N.24A ZK-NMD Tekapo Aerod... 0 crashed
17-Oct-81 Nationwide Air de Havilland DH-114 Heron 1B ZK-EKO Rotorua Airp... 0 destroyed
14-Jan-81 SAFE Air Bristol 170 Freighter 31E ZK-CAM Blenheim-Woo... 0 crashed
27-Oct-80 Stewart Island Air Services BN-2A Islander ZK-IAS Stewart Isla... 0 crashed
17-Feb-79 Air New Zealand Fokker F-27 Friendship 500 ZK-NFC near Auckland Int... 2 crashed
09-May-77 Air North de Havilland DH-114 Heron 1B ZK-EJM Ardmore Airp... 0 crashed
23-Feb-73 Southern Air Super Douglas DC-3F ZK-AOI Seddon 1 crashed
24-Apr-71 Airland (NZ) Lockheed 18 Lodestar ZK-CGV near Napier-Hawke... 0 crashed
10-Apr-68 SAFE Air Bristol 170 Freighter 31E ZK-CPU Wellington I... 0 destroyed
26-Mar-68 Airland (NZ) Lockheed 18 Lodestar ZK-CMX near Waewaepa Range 1 crashed
04-Jul-66 Air New Zealand Douglas DC-8-52 ZK-NZB Auckland Int... 2 crashed
27-Mar-65 TEAL Lockheed L-188C Electra ZK-TEC Whenuapai Ai... 0 crashed
03-Jul-63 New Zealand National Airways Douglas DC-3C ZK-AYZ near Mt. Ngatamah... 23 crashed
21-Nov-57 Straits Air Freight Express Bristol 170 Freighter 31 ZK-AYH Christchurch 4 crashed
20-Oct-57 Fieldair Lockheed 18 Lodestar ZK-BMC Bideford 2 crashed
22-May-54 New Zealand National Airways Douglas DC-3D ZK-AQT near Paraparaumu ... 3 crashed
18-Mar-49 New Zealand National Airways Lockheed C-60A Lodestar ZK-AKX near Paraparaumu ... 15 crashed
09-Aug-48 New Zealand National Airways Douglas C-47B (DC-3) ZK-AOE Rununder Point 2 crashed
10-Feb-47 Union Airways Lockheed 18 Lodestar ZK-ALZ Palmerston N... 0 destroyed
13-May-45 Union Airways Lockheed 18 Lodestar ZK-AHU Auckland-Man... 0 crashed