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Explore Nelson for a weekend escape.

Originair is the only airline offering you direct flights between Nelson and New Plymouth (50 minutes) and Nelson and Palmerston North (40 minutes).

It’s never been easier to fly between the Top of the South and the North Island than now with Originair.  Experience all that is extraordinary in the top of the South.  Whether you are interested in arts, culture, cycling, adventure sports, music or culinary experiences, there’s a variety of activities and events for you to enjoy.

We can also cater for your Charter and Group bookings, sports teams, business trips, conferences, and tours as well.   The airline is Nelson based, New Zealand owned and operated and operates regional point-to-point travel.

Originair is a dedicated, professional passenger airline operation, directly linking the centres with a customer responsive schedule.

Parents can also rest assured, knowing that their precious cargo will arrive at their destination with our unaccompanied minor service (7-12) years old.

You can also bring your beloved pet with you on holiday or bring your new family member home with our Pet Transportation service.

Originair has teamed up with the Thrifty Car Rental Company to offer you an exclusive deal on their wide range of rental cars at all three destinations: Nelson, New Plymouth and Palmerston North.  Perfect for business or holiday travellers.

The deal includes 10% discount and 25 cents per litre off fuel for AA members.

Originair’s fleet include British Aerospace Jetstream 31 and 32 aircraft.  With 18 leather seats, a 2 x 1 seat configuration with an off-set aisle with stand-up head room, these aircraft are ideally suited to the Originair operation.

The aircraft have a pressurised cabin with twin turbo prop engines and are flown by a two-pilot crew.  With about 500 Jetstream’s flying worldwide, these British Aerospace aircraft are renowned in many countries for their comfort and reliability.  Fly with Originair to your destination and experience a direct, fast and comfortable service.  Book now at


Nelson to Palmerston North

Monday & Wednesday: 8:20am

Friday & Sunday: 3:40pm

Palmerston North to Nelson

Monday & Wednesday: 9:40am

Friday & Sunday: 5:00pm

Nelson to New Plymouth

Wednesday: 11:20am

Friday & Sunday: 12:20pm

New Plymouth to Nelson

Wednesday: 12:50pm

Friday & Sunday: 1:50pm

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