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Andrew Crawford CEO of Sounds Air

Sounds Air is a very important lifeline for the Coast, keeping us connected to Wellington.

The airline has been operating for over 30 years and have 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 they have made over 175,000 crossings of Cook Strait as well as numerous flights to Blenheim, Nelson, Westport, Napier and Paraparaumu.

Most recently Sounds Air 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 PC12’s. These are single engine, turbine powered and are the perfect aircraft for their routes providing high levels of passenger safety and comfort as well as being very sturdy and extremely reliable aircraft to operate.

The air link they provide from Westport to Wellington is vital for the Coast. Listen to what CEO Andrew Crawford has to say here:

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