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Mount Cook Airline was a regional airline based in Christchurch, New Zealand. Formerly part of the Mount Cook Group.

The Amazing Mount Cook Airline .

Mount Cook Airline was a regional airline based in Christchurch, New Zealand. Formerly part of the Mount Cook Group and latterly a subsidiary of Air New Zealand

Airline Mount Cook

NZ Aero Transport Co. was established in 1920 at Timaru by Rodolph Wigley, who in 1906 had driven the first motor car to The Hermitage. Wigley leased five surplus Royal Air Force aircraft from the NZ Government for sightseeing. It was the first company of its kind in the country. The first aeroplane to land in Fairlie was war surplus Avro 504K biplane E4242 in May 1920, still carrying RAF roundels. Passenger and freight routes served areas between Wellington and Invercargill. In October 1920 with Captain JC Mercer, Wigley flew on the first one-day flight from Invercargill to Auckland. After a series of mishaps, such as damage during forced landings in paddocks, the company went into liquidation in 1923.

Created in 1920

IATA ICAO Callsign
NM NZM MOUNTCOOK
Founded 1920
Ceased operations 9 December 2019
Hubs Auckland
Christchurch
Wellington
Frequent-flyer program Airpoints
Alliance Star Alliance (affiliate)
Fleet size 30
Destinations 15

Aircraft Inventory Mount Cook Airline .

Aircraft In service current
The Mount Cook Airline fleet consisted of the following aircraft (as of August 2019): Mount Cook Airline Aircraft Total Orders Passengers (Economy) NotesATR 72-500 7 0 68 Being replaced by ATR 72-600sATR 72-600 23 6 68 Replacing ATR 72-500. Total 30 6
Former aircraft
Fokker F27-100 Friendship 1991 One leased aircraft  Fokker F27-200 Friendship 1981 Three aircraft leased from the Department of Civil Aviation.
GAF N22C Nomad 1993 1998 One aircraftGAF N24A Nomad 1993 1998 One aircraft  Grumman G-21A Goose 1972 1975 One aircraft  Grumman G-44A Widgeon 1975 Six aircraft  Hawker Siddeley HS 748 1968 1996 Eight aircraft  Kawasaki BK 117 Helicopter 1996 1998 Three helicopters  Miles M-11A Whitney Stright One aircraft  Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter 1982 Four aircraft. Now operated by Mount Cook Ski Planes.  Piper PA-18A Super Cub 1956 Two aircraft  Piper PA-22 Tri Pacer 1956 One aircraft  Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain 1993 1997 Three aircraft   

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Aircraft Former Inventory Mount Cook.

Queenstown  
Queenstown – Mount Cook Airways In 1935, Wigley formed Queenstown - Mount Cook Airway in conjunction with his son Henry, who remained the managing director of the airline until 1979 and chairman until his death in 1980. The company operated charter flights around the Otago Lakes, Milford Sound and Mount Cook regions, until it was suspended by World War II. Queenstown - Mount Cook Airways fleet Aircraft Introduced Retired Notes British Aircraft Swallow II 1936 1939 Two aircraft. One aircraft was impressed into military service with the RNZAF in 1939.Waco QDC Biplane 1937 1940 One aircraft. The Waco QDC was impressed into military service with the RNZAF in 1940. 

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Mount Cook Airline was a regional airline based in Christchurch, New Zealand.

ATR 72-500

 The Vickers VC10 is a mid-sized, narrow-body long-range British jet airliner.

ATR 72-600

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GAF Nomad N26

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Hawker HS 748

Hawker Siddeley HS 748 is a medium-sized turboprop airliner

Piper PA-31 Navajo

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