Salt Air

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Salt Air
Salt Air NZ logo.png
Founded 1992
Fleet size 5
Company slogan Northland - Best seen from above
Headquarters Paihia waterfront, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Key people Grant Harnish (CEO /Owner)

Salt Air is a New Zealand charter airline based in Paihia in the Bay of Islands, in the Northland Region of the North Island.

Until November 2012 Salt Air flew scheduled air services between North Shore Aerodrome in Auckland, Whangarei and the Bay of Islands, with a base at Kerikeri Airport. This 'Xpress Service' was sold to Flight Hauraki [1]


Salt Air was founded in 1992 by Grant Harnish. It operates two fixed wing aircraft based at Kerikeri Airport and two helicopters based on the Paihia waterfront.

Salt Air initially operated a Grumman Widgeon seaplane from the Paihia waterfront offering scenic flights around the Bay of Islands. The business grew steadily in the first season and it was decided to make the Bay of Islands a more permanent base.


Salt Air Fleet [2]

Aircraft Total in Fleet Passengers Notes
Cessna 208 1 13
GippsAero GA8 Airvan 1 7
Robinson R44 1 3
Bell 206L3 LongRanger 1 5


  1. ^ "Operator sells to spread wings". The Northern Advocate. 22 Oct 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  2. ^ [1]

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