Aspiring Air is an airline based in Wanaka, New Zealand. It operates charter pleasure flights around New Zealand's Southern Alps and scheduled services three times daily to Queenstown, connecting with Air New Zealand. Its main base is Wanaka Airport.
The airline was established in 1974, is wholly owned by Barrie McHaffie (Managing Director) and has 8 employees
Aspiring Air operates scheduled services between Wanaka and Queenstown (at March 2007). Pickups at Dunedin and Invercargill are available with prior arrangements.
The Aspiring Air fleet consists of the following aircraft (at November 2012):
Incidents and accidents
- 8 August 1989: Nine passengers and the pilot died when the Britten-Norman Islander they were in crashed into terrain in the Upper Dart Valley.
- ^ a b c d "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 78.
- ^ Flight services
- ^ http://www.pilotcareercentre.com/Air-Carrier-PCC-Profile/775/Aspiring+Air
- ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 2009-04-17.