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Air Chathams is an airline based in Te One in the Chatham Islands in New Zealand. The airline was founded in 1984 and supports passengers flying from the islands to mainland New Zealand. It operates flights for both people and cargo, to and from the mainland of New Zealand.

The airline also acquired an airline, Kiwi Regional Airlines, through a merger in 2016. Air Chathams also previously had its own subsidiary, Chathams Pacific, which operated flights to Tonga until ceasing operations in 2013.

Top Tip: Travelling in New Zealand? Check out our guide to domestic flights within New Zealand.


The Fleet

As of diciembre 2019, the airline had a fleet of:

  • 5 x Convair 580
  • 1 x ATR 72-500
  • 1 x Douglas DC-3
  • 4 x Fairchild Metro III
  • 1 x Aero Commander 690A
  • 1 x Cessna 206
  • 3 x Saab 340


Baggage Allowance

Carry-on Baggage

Passengers are permitted one item of hand luggage for their flights. This may have a maximum weight of 7kg, and must not exceed the total linear dimensions of 115cm (when combining height, length and width).

Checked Baggage

Passengers are permitted to check-in 23kg of luggage. Anything over this luggage allowance will be subject to excess luggage charges.


Check-In Information

Check-in at the airport

Passengers must check-in at the airport to register for their flight. Please visit the relevant check-in counter at the airport to complete check-in. This service will open 90 minutes before your flight is scheduled to depart. Please see your ticket for any further information on check-in or alternatively contact Air Chathams directly.

Check-in online

Online check-in is not currently available for this airline.


Class Fares

Economy Class

Economy Class is the only available cabin class on Air Chathams flights. Passengers are looked after by the airline's extremely friendly cabin crew. Due to the short flight times, there's no in-flight entertainment in the cabin.



In-flight Meal

Each passenger is offered an in-flight snack and drink once the plane has taken off.




Domestic Destinations


New Zealand Auckland Auckland Airport AKL
New Zealand Chatham Island Chatham Islands / Tuuta Airport [HUB] CHT
New Zealand Christchurch Christchurch Airport CHC
New Zealand Kapiti Coast Kapiti Coast Airport PPQ
New Zealand Gisborne Gisborne Airport GIS
New Zealand Napier Hawkes Bay Airport NPE
New Zealand Pitt Island Pitt Island Airport (On Demand)  
New Zealand Wellington Wellington Airport WLG
New Zealand Whakatane Whakatane Airport WHK
New Zealand Whanganui Whanganui Airport WAG


International Destinations


Australia Norfolk Island Norfolk Island Airport [16] NLK



Hub Airport 

Auckland Airport

Air Chathams has an operating base at Auckland Airport (AKL), which is the largest and busiest airport in New Zealand.

Airlines that fly out of the airport include Air New Zealand, Aircalin, Jetstar and Virgin Australia.


Plane flying over Auckland Airport


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The airline currently doesn't have any WiFi services available.



Frequent Flyer Program

The airline doesn't currently offer a frequent flyer program.



Airline Alliance 

The airline doesn't currently partake in an airlines alliance. 



In-flight Entertainment

The airline doesn't currently offer in-flight entertainment.