Wānaka to Christchurch direct service

Sounds Air depart daily operating 12 return flights per week. Their turbo-prop Pilatus PC12 aircraft seat up to nine passengers in the pressurised cabin ensuring you enjoy a comfortable 45-minute journey between Wānaka and Christchurch airports. 

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Sounds Air Check-in 


Check-in is located inside the Southern Alps Air building at:
12 Lloyd Dunn Place RD2
State Highway 6
Wānaka 9382

Do you need to contact Sounds Air? Call +64 27 55 77 055 to speak with the team directly.

Wānaka Airport Parking

Short and long-term (21 days) parking is available and is free of charge.

Wānaka Airport Transport Options

There are multiple rental car and taxi providers offering transfer to and from Wānaka Airport. More information is available here.

COVID-19 Protocol

From Thursday 19 November, face masks/coverings will be mandatory onboard domestic flights following the Government's recent announcement, regarding community transmission.

Sounds Air strongly encourages customers to provide their own masks/coverings for travel and will continue to have masks available at check-in if required.

Sounds Air continues its health and safety operating procedures across all flights.

This includes:

  • Thorough cleaning and sanitisation between flights.
  • Hand sanitiser available and social distancing encouraged during boarding and disembarking.
  • ID/proof of contact details required to enable contact tracing if necessary.

Important: If you are feeling unwell, we ask that you please do not travel.

If your flight has been cancelled or delayed please phone +64 27 55 77 055