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For other airlines known as Sun Air, see Sun Air.
Sunair Logo.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1991
Commenced operations 2006 as Sunair
Secondary hubs
Focus cities
Fleet size 15
Destinations 10
Company slogan "The big little airline"
Headquarters Tauranga, New Zealand
Key people Daniel Power (CEO)

Sunair is an airline in New Zealand.

It operates scheduled services in the North Island, being headquartered in Tauranga and flying to Hamilton, Rotorua, Napier, New Plymouth, Gisborne, Ardmore, 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 been flying for 22 years and has a safe accident free record. It operates 4000 flights per year and total staff of 28. The airline is fully licensed and is audited every year by the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority. [3]


These are the airlines current routes:[4]

Sunair, from 1 April 2015, will be flying new routes! [5] The new routes are: Whangarei to Great Barrier Island (twice weekly) Hamilton to Great Barrier Island (daily) Hamilton to Whitianga (daily) Whitianga to Whangarei (twice weekly) Whakatane to Hamilton (weekdays) Whakatane to Gisborne (weekdays) Whakatane to Napier (weekdays)

Former destinations[edit]

The airline previously served Kapiti Coast, Kerikeri, Napier, New Plymouth, Motiti Island, Palmerston North, Wairoa, Whangarei, Whakatane and Wellington.[6]



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