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Sunair Logo.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1991
Commenced operations 2006 as Sunair
Hubs Tauranga Airport
Fleet size 14
Destinations 9
Company slogan "The big little airline"
Headquarters Tauranga, New Zealand
Key people Daniel Power (CEO)
Sunair Piper Aztec

Sunair is an airline based in New Zealand.

It operates scheduled services in the North Island. Headquartered in Tauranga, the airline flies to Hamilton, Rotorua, Gisborne, Ardmore, Whangarei, Whitianga and Great Barrier Island.[1] It also has charter and pilot training operations. Sunair has fifteen aircraft.[2]


Sunair initially started as a commuter operator to Motiti Island in the Bay of Plenty with one aircraft. The airline has flown for over 30 years and has a safe accident free record. It operates approximately 4000 flights per year with a staff of 28.[3]


As of March 2017 Sunair currently operates services from the following destinations:[4][5]

City Airport Notes
Auckland Ardmore Airport
Auckland Auckland Airport Terminated
Gisborne Gisborne Airport
Great Barrier Island Great Barrier Aerodrome
Hamilton Hamilton Airport Focus city
Motiti Island Motiti Island Aerodrome Served on demand
New Plymouth New Plymouth Airport Terminated
Palmerston North Palmerston North Airport Terminated
Rotorua Rotorua Regional Airport
Tauranga Tauranga Airport Hub
Whakatane Whakatane Airport Terminated
Whangarei Whangarei Airport
Whitianga Whitianga Aerodrome


As of April 2016 the Sunair fleet consists of the following light aircraft:[2]


  1. ^ [1] (PDF)
  2. ^ a b "New Zealand Civil Aircraft Register". Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "A Little History About Sunair". 
  4. ^ "Sunair scheduled flights". Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  5. ^

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