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Sounds Air

34 reviews
Headquarters: 3 Auckland St, Picton 7220 New Zealand 011 64 3-520 3080 Website
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Whanganui, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed September 20, 2018

This small plane was just the best. Only 9 passengers plus crew, but stable and safe. I have a very quick journey with no fuss and two awsome pilots. Thanks

Date of travel: September 2018
Domestic Economy Westport - Wellington
Thank Jeano60
Wellington, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Return day trip to Blenheim. It's a single prop plane and has the real feel of flying. Brilliant scenery and service.

Date of travel: July 2018
Domestic Economy Wellington - Blenheim
Thank Jo k
Wellington, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
23 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2018

I flew down to Blenheim for 3 days work. I live on the coast so it was super convenient from home. Staff were very friendly while being professional and efficient. Nice views from the plane (high wing not in the way). I will go their way again.

Date of travel: June 2018
Domestic Economy Paraparaumu - Blenheim
Thank Noel B
Level 6 Contributor
190 reviews
62 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2018

I have flown with Sounds Air a few times and they have all been good experiences. This is a small plane, only 9-12 passengers, with the luggage weighed prior to departure. I have always found both the ground crew and pilots to be very helpful and friendly. Great views too!

Date of travel: January 2018
Domestic Economy Wellington - Picton
Thank 470trevorl
Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
18 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2018

We flew Taupo-Wellington in a small, single prop plane (I think it was a PC12) on a spectacularly clear, calm morning. The crew were really friendly and it was refreshing to step back into old-fashioned, personal service on an airline. If you sit on the right side of the plane you can get mesmerizing views of Lake Taupo and surrounding...

Date of travel: May 2018
Domestic Economy Taupo - Wellington

Thank Kirsten H
Paauilo, Hawaii
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2018

Fabulous flying! I was a little nervous to fly over the windy channel but it turned out to be one of the best parts of our holiday. We were treated to incredible views leaving Wellington and coming in to Picton. Flying was really exciting because we were in a smaller plane, yet felt totally safe. Like a free air tour,...

Date of travel: March 2018
Domestic Economy Wellington - Picton

1 Thank Nedi M
Berlin, Germany
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

Great airline and really friendly service. It’s a 12 seater on a 40 min flight to Nelson and really fab if you live on the coast. Really lovely crossing if it’s fair as flying over the sounds is spectacular. So easy at both end with minimum hassle. Craft interior getting a bit tired but it’s good value from a local...

Date of travel: January 2018
Domestic Economy Paraparaumu - Nelson

Thank aktori
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 9, 2017

Maximum 7 passengers plus 1 Pilot.Great views and very good service and advice from the Pilot.A single jet prop aircraft

Date of travel: December 2017
Domestic Economy Blenheim - Christchurch
Thank Odessa4me
Wellington, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
327 reviews
55 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

I have flown with Sounds Air a few times and they have all been good experiences. It is a small plane, only 9 passengers. I have always found both the ground crew and pilots to be very helpful and friendly. One fun thing about he plane is you get a good view of the plane controls and the pilots view

Date of travel: December 2017
Domestic Economy Wellington - Taupo
Thank Irish_Kiwi77
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
158 reviews
54 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2017

From arriving at the airport to landing, all we met were very friendly and helpful. It was only a 9 seater with 5 passengers but even the pilot asked us about our holiday and plans he even offered to take a photo of my wife and I together. We were panicking about our luggage weight and even forwarded two parcels...

Date of travel: December 2017
Domestic Economy Blenheim - Napier

Thank Stewart_Tauber
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“If you are elderly or disabled in anyway please ask to reserve the two front seats.”
Jeano60, 20 Sep 2018 | Read review
“This flight was in small, single prop aircraft and we were blessed with great weather.”
KirstenH367, 13 May 2018 | Read review
“This is only a short flight so there is no food or entertainment available.”
BarbaraR568, 4 Dec 2017 | Read review
“This is the economical way to travel around NZ,”
563lizziel, 3 Dec 2017 | Read review
“Always friendly but beware flights can easily be disrupted by poor weather”
neil2015, 27 Jun 2017 | Read review
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