Air Freight NZ
|Founded||July 1989 |
|Focus cities||Palmerston North International Airport
Christchurch International Airport
|Headquarters||Auckland, New Zealand|
Air Freight NZ is a cargo airline based in Auckland, New Zealand. It operates scheduled overnight cargo services on behalf of owner Freightways Express. Domestic charter services are also operated. Its main base is Auckland Airport, with hubs at Christchurch International Airport and Palmerston North International Airport.
The airline started operations in July 1989, headed by William (Bill) Olsen. Its primary contract was with the courier division of Freightways Group. It is now wholly owned by Freightways Express.
Incidents and accidents
- 3 October 2003: Air Freight NZ Convair 580, ZK-KFU, was lost off radar near the Kapiti Coast. Fatalities: 2.
- 31 July 1989: Air Freight NZ Convair 580, ZK-FTB, descended shortly after takeoff from Auckland Airport, colliding with a bank before crashing into Manukau Harbour. Fatalities: 3.
The Air Freight NZ fleet consists of the following aircraft (at March 2007):