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Air Nelson

Airline
AirlineAir Nelson
IATANZ
ICAORLK
CallsignLINK
Founded1979
Airline hubAuckland Airport
Wellington International Airport
Christchurch International Airport
Frequent-flyer programAirpoints
Member loungeKoru Club
AllianceStar Alliance
Fleet size23
Destinations15
Parent companyAir New Zealand (100%)
HeadquartersNelson, New Zealand
Key peopleJohn Hambleton (GM Air Nelson)
Rob Fyfe (CEO Air New Zealand)

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Air Nelson, a subsidiary of Air New Zealand is a regional airline based in Nelson, New Zealand. It operates services on provincial routes under the Air New Zealand Link brand. Its main base is Nelson Airport, with hubs at Auckland, Napier, New Plymouth, Wellington, Tauranga and Christchurch.

The airline operates one type of aircraft, the 50 seat Bombardier Q300. This has allowed parent company, Air New Zealand to provide an intensive regional air service that cannot be sustained with regional jet types of this size. Until 2008, Air Nelson operated the 30-seat Saab 340 that took over provincial Fokker F27 services by Air New Zealand in 1990.

Air Nelson Q300's wear the Air New Zealand livery and operate from Kerikeri in the far north of the North Island to Invercargill in the far south of the South Island.


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