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Online fares are cheaper than Standard fares but have less flexible terms and conditions
Online Fare ($99/ $120/ $199/ $219/249)
-$25 surcharge re-schedule booking outside 48 hours of departure
-Booking cannot be re-scheduled inside 48 hours of departure
Standard Fare ($109 / $130/ $219/ $239/269)
-Can only be booked by calling 0800 505 005
-Full refund up to 48 hours prior to departure
-50% refund if cancelled inside 48 hours of departure
-No refund if cancelled within 24hours of check in time
-Free to re-schedule booking outside 48 hours of departure
-$25 surcharge to re-schedule booking inside 48 hours of departure
-Booking cannot be re-scheduled inside 2 hours of departure
Frequent Flyer Programme-$95/ $115/ $189/ $209/ $229 -(10 Trip Tickets)
-Tickets valid for 12 months from purchase date
-Free to re-schedule booking outside 48 hours of departure
-$25 surcharge to re-schedule booking inside 48 hours of departure
-Booking cannot be re-scheduled inside 24hours of departure

Sounds Air offers Ten Trip Tickets between Wellington and Picton/Blenheim; Wellington and Nelson; Blenheim and  Paraparaumu; Paraparaumu and Nelson; Wellington and Westport; Wellington and Taupo and Blenheim and Napier. These are paid in advance and are available for purchase online by clicking “purchase a 10 trip ticket”, if this is the first time you are purchasing a Ten Trip ticket then you will need to follow the links and create a login which you will use for future bookings. Once you have created this login, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to activate the account. Once this is completed you will then need to select “purchase a 10 trip ticket” again, log in to your account and then purchase your tickets for your desired destination.

Sounds Air accepts Visa and Mastercard Credit and Debit Cards. We do not accept American
Express or Diners Cards. If you do not have access to a Credit or Debit cards, most travel agents and Information Centre’s are agents for us. You can pay by cash or EFTPOS at those locations.

Sounds Air operates five Cessna Caravan' s.

The Caravan is a late model turbo prop aircraft. It holds 12 passengers. The Caravan is world renowned as a safe reliable aircraft. It offers a fast and comfortable flight, with full size airline style seating, it is high winged for maximum visibility, and all seats have great views. The Cessna Caravan is operated by instrument flight rules; this means we are able to fly in all weathers.

From Wellington - Westport and Taupo, and from Blenheim - Napier and Christchurch we operate Pilatus PC12 aircraft. This Aircraft offers speed and pressurisation in a modern turbo prop aircraft manufactured in Switzerland.

Check in must be completed 30 mins prior to flight departure time.

BLENHEIM -WOODBOURNE AIRPORT, BLENHEIM. Please note: This is NOT Picton Airport.
Contact phone number between 6.15am-7.00am -03 579 6413.

PICTON -Picton Airport (8km south of Picton on SH1)

NELSON -Main Terminal, Nelson Airport.

WELLINGTON – Check -in South Pier (Gates 4-13), Wellington International Airport, Stewart Duff Drive, Rongotai, Wellington.

From Tuesday 9th May, the Sounds Air Check-In location will be Counter 36-37 in the domestic check-in area on Level 1.

This is directly across from JetStar/Qantas on the 1st Floor – straight in the terminal from the level 1 passenger drop off.

PARAPARAUMU –Main Terminal, Kapiti Airport, Toru Road.

TAUPO –Main Terminal, Taupo Airport, Anzac Memorial Drive, Wharewaka, Taupo

NAPIER- Main North Rd, Napier Airport, Napier 4110

You can manage your booking online by going to the following link: and entering your booking number in the space provided.
If you need further assistance please call the reservations office on 0800 505 005  (NZ only), Tel: +64 (0)3520 3080 

Yes, for assistance please call the reservations office on 0800 505005  (NZ only), Tel: +64 (0)3520 3080

Online Fare ($99 / $120/ $125/ $219/ $239/ $249)

Standard Fare ($109 / $130/ $135/ $199/ $219/ $269)
-Full refund up to 48 hours prior to departure
-50% refund if cancelled inside 48 hours of departure
-No refund if cancelled within 24hours of check in time.

Frequent Flyer Programme -$95/ $115/ $189/ $209/ $229 -(10 Trip Tickets)

Yes, however as these are classed as excess luggage items,an additional cost will apply, and the items are taken subject to space availability.

-Pushchairs -$20.00

-Car Seats -$10.00

For more information please visit

You can on certain routes, these are classed as excess luggage items, an additional cost will apply, and the items are taken subject to space availability.

For more information please visit Luggage Policy 

Please contact us on 0800 505 005 or [email protected] with dates of travel and number of passengers, and we will be pleased to provide you with a quote.

For more information please visit Charters

Infants over 7 days old and under 2 years in age are welcome on all flights, subject to seat availability. A maximum of two infants are allowed on each flight. If booking more than one infant, an adult must be booked to accompany each infant. Infants travel free of charge provided they do not occupy a seat. Infants not occupying a seat do not have a baggage allowance. If you require a seat for your infant, the normal child fare applies.

Yes, children aged from 2 to 12 years have a reduced fare. When booking online please choose this from the drop down box, or advise reservation staff if booking via telephone or instore.

Children aged between 7 and 12 years (inclusive) may travel as an 'Unaccompanied Minor'. All bookings for unaccompanied minors must be made via our Reservations Office –0800 505 005 -and require an authorisation form to be completed and signed.

Download Form Here

Yes they can.

-Cats/Small Dogs -$15.00

-Unaccompanied Cats/Small Dogs -$50.00

All animals must be caged; maximum height of cage is 37cm (370mm). Sounds Air do not supply cages. A $10 fee will apply for transportation of empty cages.

Download Pets Travelling with Sounds Air PDF

Yes, please phone +64 3 5203080 during the hours of 7.30am and 5.00pm New Zealand time. Or you can email [email protected]

Yes, we use DPS (Direct Payment Solutions) a secure purchasing site.

DPS have a dedicated and purpose built development and data centre, specially designed for payments processing. DPS have invested and continue to re-invest in state of the art, bank grade security and infrastructure. DPS are fully certified as Visa AIS and MasterCard SDP (PCI-DSS) compliant at processor level; using an approved QSA for quarterly scans on systems and full onsite audits, annually. All sensitive information is encrypted with the 3DES protocol, with Atalla Network Security Processors.

Yes, all shuttle pickups are 45 MINS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE TIME and must be booked in advance.

Shuttle cost - $7 per person each way, applies to all types of fares available.

Picton pick up points are as follows:

-Westside Waikawa Marina -Please phone 0800 505 005 to advise pier number

-Jolly Roger Cafe -Waikawa Marina

-The Buccaneer Lodge -318 Waikawa Road

-Picton Superette (On The Spot Dairy)-100 Waikawa Road

-Park Regis-Cnr Wellington and Waikawa Roads

-Town Wharf, London Quay (Cougarline/Beachcomber Cruises/Arrow Water Taxis)

-Picton Police Station -36 Broadway

-Sounds Storage -7 Market Street

-Picton Railway Station -3 Auckland Street

-Sounds Air Office - 10 London Quay 

-Queen Charlotte College Bus Bay -Waikawa Road

-Launching Ramp, Picton Marina -Please phone 0800 505 005 to advise pier number

To book call 0800 505 005


Articles such as the following may not be carried in passengers luggage (carry-on or checked):

Flammable or poisonous compressed gases

Corrosive materials (acids, mercury, etc.)

Explosives (fireworks and other articles that are easily ignited)

Magnetised materials

Oxidising substances

Poisonous, toxic, infectious substances

Radioactive materials

Other dangerous goods


For more information on this please call 0800 505 005

Valuable and fragile items are carried solely at the passenger's risk unless Sounds Air has accepted them for travel in writing. Valuable items include cash, shares, important documents, jewellery, antiques or any other item of similar value. Commercial goods, samples and tools of trade are classified as freight.

All information that is retained by Sounds Air is private and will be treated as such. This information will only be used for the purposes of providing the services offered by the website and will not be given or sold to any third party without your prior permission.

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