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Barrier Air

About Us

About Us

Barrier Air has been operating more than 30 years. The first flight flew from Ardmore in 1983, and today now operates from Auckland International, Dairy Flat (North Shore), and seasonally to both Whangarei and Whitianga.

Barrier Air’ Chief Executive, Mark Roberts, has been part of the airline for many years taking the CEO role over in February 2012. We are proud to be a part of the Great Barrier Island Community, which we support through various initiatives.

We operate the largest (and fastest) aircraft to the Island, all flights operated by multi engine aircraft and we offer the largest choice of routes. We are a CAA Part 119 approved airline, with both Part 125 and Part 135 Aircraft.

Our Aircraft

Cessna Caravan
  • 12 seats
  • Cruise speed 300km/h
  • Range 300-500 nm
  • Takeoff weight 3969kg
Britten Norman Islander
Britten Norman Islander
  • 9 Passenger seats
  • Cruise speed 222 km/h
  • Range 450NM
  • Max Take-off Weight 2994KG
Piper Chieftain
Piper Chieftain
  • 8-9 Passenger Seats
  • Cruise Speed 295 km/h
  • Range 1000NM
  • Max Take-off Weight 3342KG
  • 4 - 5 Passenger Seats
  • Cruise Speed 240 km/h
  • Range 630 NM
  • 5 Hours endurance
  • Ideal for aerial survey work