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Air Chathams is an airline based in Te One in the Chatham Islands in New Zealand. The airline uses Chatham Islands Airport as its hub and flies to more than 5 destinations across New Zealand, as well as to Australia.
The airline was founded in 1984 and supports passengers flying from the islands to mainland New Zealand. As well as passenger flights, the airline also flies a cargo between the islands and the mainland.
In 2016, the airline expanded its route network and took on routes from Kiwi Regional Airlines through a merger. Air Chathams also previously had its own subsidiary, Chathams Pacific, which operated flights to Tonga. However, unfortunately, the subsidiary ceased operations in 2013.
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Air Chathams flies to several destinations within New Zealand and to Australia, including Chatham Island, Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Pitt Island, Norfolk Island and more.
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Chathams Island/Tuuta Airport, also just known as Chathams Islands Airport is the main airport on Chathams Islands. The airline has been based at Chathams Islands Airport since it launched, although, it does have a secondary hub at Auckland Airport, where it bases some of its aircraft. Air Chathams bases no more than two of its aircraft at Chathams Island Airport at one time.
Currently, Air Chathams is the only airline that is based at the airport and the only airline that flies to the airport.
As of julio 2020, the airline has a fleet of: