By Air

Nelson is fortunate to have five airlines servicing the region: Air New Zealand, Jetstar, Originair, Sounds Air and air2there in and out of Nelson Airport, along with Golden Bay Air, based at Takaka in Golden Bay.

Nelson City is a short 15 minute drive from Nelson Airport. For up-to-date flight information visit the Nelson Airport website

Nelson Taxis can take care of all your travel arrangements from transport to and from the airport and booking your accommodation to suggesting fun and exciting attractions around the region. 

 

Approximate direct flying times

Auckland to Nelson Air New Zealand, Jetstar 75 mins
Blenheim to Nelson Air New Zealand, air2there 35 mins
Christchurch to Nelson Air New Zealand 50 mins
Palmerston North to Nelson Originair  FROM Sept 2016 45 mins
Paraparaumu to Nelson air2there, Sounds Air 45 mins

Wellington to Nelson

Air NZ, Jetstar 25 mins
Wellington to Nelson Sounds Air 40 mins
Wellington to Takaka Golden Bay Air 50 mins

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Flying to and from Nelson

Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand's 50-seat Q300 Bombardier aircraft and 68-seat ATRs connect the region to New Zealand’s international gateways with direct flights from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Visit Air New Zealand website

Originair

Originair

NB: Originair is sadly not operating between April and mid-June 2016. Based in Nelson, the airline normally operates between Nelson, Wellington and Palmerston North as well as charter work. Visit Originair website

Jetstar

Jetstar

Jetstar NZ commences daily flights between Nelson and Auckland from 1 December 2015 and adds Nelson and Wellington flights on 1 February 2016, operating 50-seat Q300 aircraft. Visit Jetstar website

Kiwi Regional Airlines

Kiwi Regional Airlines

Kiwi Regional Airlines links Nelson Tasman with Hamilton and Dunedin daily, and adds a daily Queenstown flight from 28 October 2015. Visit Kiwi Regional Airlines website

Air2There

Air2There

Air2There operates scheduled flights between Paraparaumu / Nelson and Blenheim / Nelson, as well as charter services throughout New Zealand. Visit Air2There website

Sounds Air

Sounds Air

Sounds Air offers regular scheduled flights between Nelson / Wellington (daily Monday to Saturday) , and Nelson / Paraparaumu. Based in Picton. Visit Sounds Air website

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