Aspiring Air

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Aspiring Air
Aspiring Air logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
OI - Aspiring
Founded 1974 (1974)
Hubs Wanaka Airport, Wanaka, New Zealand
Fleet size 4
Destinations Queenstown
Headquarters P.O.Box 68, Wanaka, New Zealand
Key people Barrie McHaffie (Managing Director)

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.[1]

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The airline was established in 1974, is wholly owned by Barrie McHaffie (Managing Director) and has 8 employees[1]


Aspiring Air operates scheduled services between Wanaka and Queenstown (at March 2007).[2] Pickups at Dunedin and Invercargill are available with prior arrangements.


The Aspiring Air fleet consisted of the following aircraft in November 2012:[1][3]

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • 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.[4]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 78. 
  2. ^ Flight services
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  4. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 2009-04-17.