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Company background

Company background

Sounds Air has been operating for 30 years and has vast experience flying in and around the Marlborough Sounds, Cook Strait, Wellington and Nelson.

Sounds Air was started by Cliff and Diane Marchant in 1987. They had a vision of providing low cost inter-island transport to provide locals and tourists with easy access to the Marlborough Sounds.

Since that time we have made over 175,000 crossings of Cook Strait to our own airport at Picton and also to Blenheim, Nelson, Westport, Napier and Paraparaumu. 

Most recently we have begun flying Blenheim to Christchurch, Blenheim to Napier, Wellington to Westport and Wellington to Taupo.

Sounds Air runs a fleet of five Cessna Caravan's and five Pilatus PC-12's. These are single engine, turbine powered and are the perfect aircraft for our routes providing high levels of passenger safety and comfort as well as being very sturdy and extremely reliable aircraft to operate.

The company's board members are :-

John Stace - Board Chairman

Andrew Crawford - Managing Director

Steve Handyside - Director

Rhyan Wardman - Director

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