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Sounds Air offers Ten Trip Tickets between Wellington and Picton/Blenheim; Wellington and Nelson; Blenheim and Christchurch; 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 the following Credit/ Debit 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.
Please note: there is a 2% card payment fee on all bookings when paid for by Credit/ Debit cards.
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.
PICTON -Picton Airport (8km south of Picton on SH1)
NELSON -Main Terminal, Nelson Airport.
WELLINGTON – Main Terminal, Stewart Duff Drive Rongotai, Counter 36-37 in the domestic check-in area on Level 1.
CHRISTCHURCH - Main Terminal, 30 Durey Road, Christchurch, Ground Floor, Main Check-in Area
PARAPARAUMU –Main Terminal, Kapiti Airport, Toru Road.
TAUPO –Main Terminal, Taupo Airport, Anzac Memorial Drive, Wharewaka, Taupo
NAPIER- Main Terminal, Main North Rd, Napier Airport, Napier 4110
WESTPORT - Main Terminal, Tiphead Road, Carters Beach
You can manage your booking online by going to the following link:
https://soundsair.tflite.com/Public/sa/Account/Bookings 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
For some Fare Types you can, for assistance please call the reservations office on 0800 505005 (NZ only), Tel: +64 (0)3520 3080
It depends what fare type you have, visit the Fare Rules Page for more information.
Yes, however as these are classed as excess luggage items,an additional cost will apply, and the items are taken subject to space availability.
-Car Seats -$10.00
For more information please visit Luggage Policy page
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
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' if they meet the Unaccompanied Minor Conditions. 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.
There is a $10 service fee per child one way.
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.
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 - $10 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
-Picton Yacht Club Hotel, 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)
Poisonous, toxic, infectious substances
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.