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 was an airline based in Wanaka, New Zealand. It operated 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 was Wanaka Airport.[1]

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


Aspiring Air operated scheduled services between Wanaka and Queenstown (at March 2007).[2]


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

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 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
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-12-05. Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  4. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 17 April 2009.