INFLITE Expand Charter Offering To Include 4 New Aircraft Types

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INFLITE, one of New Zealand’s leading aviation charter and tourism companies has expanded its charter offering with the addition of 9 new aircraft.

These include 2 x Metroliners (19 seat), 3 x SAAB (34 seat), an ATR72 (68 seat), and 3 x Convair (multirole passenger and freight) aircraft.

INFLITE boasts an industry leading reputation for excellence in charter services including the provision of private jet, turbo prob and helicopter charter, VIP transfer services, exclusive scenic flight packages, customised events, commercial air lifting and specialist freight.

Metroliner – comfortably seats 19 passengers and can also be operated as a freighter. This twin engine aircraft has a range of 540 nautical miles (1,000 km) which makes this aircraft the perfect solution for domes­tic charter flights throughout New Zealand. It also offers outstanding performance, high operating speeds and a pressurised cabin.

SAAB – the Saab 340 is widely used by commuter airlines around the world, and is an excellent fit for the New Zealand conditions, whilst exceeding the expecta­tions of the travelling public. The aircraft boasts a comfortable and spacious cabin for up to 34 pas­sengers.

ATR72 – The ATR is a short-haul regional airliner designed and built by an Italian-French manufacturer. The world’s most popular regional airline turbo-prop, this aircraft can hold 68 passengers.

Convair – this multi-engine tur­bo-prop aircraft is extremely versatile and is available in both passenger and freight configurations.


This exciting development complements INFLITE’s existing operations and support its brands including INFLITE Experiences, Nelson Tasman Air, Skydive Abel Tasman, Skydive Franz Josef, Mount Cook Ski Planes and Helicopters and Skydive Mt Cook.

This expansion has come through INFLITE’s appointment as the exclusive GSA (General Sales Agent) for the Air Chathams fleet.

“Premium service delivery is core to our business as is the reliability and experience in corporate charters that Air Chathams brings to the sector.  The fact Air Chathams operations span the length and breadth of the country is a great fit for us.  We are excited to expand our charter offering for the benefit of our customers, INFLITE and Air Chathams” says Paul Aston, Charter Manager at INFLITE.

Duane Emeny, General Manager of Air Chathams agrees. “We look forward to further growing our charter capacity in conjunction with INFLITE, especially knowing their reputation and dedication to a high level of customer service.  It’s great to take up the opportunity to work together as both companies have extensive experience throughout New Zealand and are flexible enough to meet the demands of the sector in terms of location, size and aircraft capability”.