Salt Air Ltd
Salt Air is a New Zealand Air Service Operator offering spectacular aeroplane or helicopter scenic flights around New Zealand’s maritime playground the Bay of Islands as well as offering scheduled air services between Kerikeri, Whangarei and Auckland.
Salt Air was established in December 1992, initially operating a Grumman Super Widgeon seaplane from the Paihia waterfront offering scenic flights around the beautiful Bay of Islands. As an extension to the seaplane operation, Salt Air began operating land-based aircraft from the airports at Haruru Falls and Kerikeri. These aircraft were in turn used to develop the Cape Reinga ½ Day Tour, which has grown to become one of the premium experiences for visitors to the region. This tour, which involves flying up to an airstrip at Cape Reinga (top of New Zealand) and then a vehicle tour before returning to the airfield and flying back to the Bay of Islands. In 2001 Salt Air introduced a helicopter to the operation. As well as offering scenic flights over the Bay of Islands from the Paihia waterfront, the helicopter is also available for charter flights to exclusive lodges, golf courses and secluded destinations in the Northland region. Our sole charter helicopter Cape Reinga option has been well received as an alternative way to explore Northland from those properties equipped with helicopter landing areas. In Feb 2007 a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan was purchased in the United States adding to Salt Air’s Fleet. This aircraft was flown by a ferry pilot across the Pacific in four separate legs to New Zealand. Santa Maria, California – Honolulu 13 hours, Honolulu – Christmas Island 7 hours, Christmas Island – Apia, Samoa 8 hours, Samoa – Kerikeri 11 Hours. Introduced to Salt Air service April 2007. This aircraft is now used for both the Cape Reinga flights and the scheduled service flights between Auckland, Whangarei and the Bay of Islands. Salt Air is a small locally owned company that prides itself on providing great customer service as well as spectacular flights. With such a varied fleet Salt Air can easily meet most all air transport requirements.
|Contact name||Grant Harnish? Wendy Hopkinson|
|Phone||09 402 8338|
|Freephone||0800 472 582|
|Fax||09 402 8302|
|Postal Address||PO Box 293|
|Filed under||Air Charters and Tours|