Sounds Air

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Sounds Air
Sounds Air Logo.jpg
Founded 1986
Hubs Wellington International Airport
Fleet size 4
Destinations Blenheim, Nelson, Picton, Wanganui, Wellington
Headquarters Picton, New Zealand
Key people Cliff Marchant (Director/Owner), Andrew Crawford (Managing Director/Owner), Steve Handyside (Director/Owner)
Website Sounds Air
A Sounds Air Cessna Caravan at Wellington International Airport.

Sounds Air is a New Zealand airline based at Picton. Founded in 1986,[3] Sounds Air operates four aircraft on scheduled flights between Wellington and Picton, Nelson, Blenheim and Wanganui.[4] A service to Masterton is being considered.[5] Sounds Air formerly served Kaikoura from Wellington, scheduled flights stopped in 2009.[6] In addition to scheduled flights Sounds Air offer scenic flights over the Marlborough Sounds and Abel Tasman National Park.[7]


Sounds Air operate the following aircraft:[8]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 29 January 1996 Cessna 208 Caravan, ZK-SFA, crashed into the eastern slopes of Mount Robertson on approach to Picton Aerodrome at Koromiko after a flight from Wellington. All five passengers were killed, but the pilot survived. [9]


  1. ^ Not an IATA allocation - issued for domestic use by the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
  2. ^ a b Not an ICAO allocation - issued for domestic use by the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
  3. ^ "Airline schedules more Nelson flights". The Nelson Mail. 2007-11-20. Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  4. ^ "Timetables". Sounds Air. Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
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  9. ^ "96-006". Aviation Reports. TAIC. Retrieved 26 Feb 2013. 

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