Wānaka to Christchurch direct service

Sounds Air fly every day with 12 return flights a week, using their turbo-prop Pilatus PC12 aircraft. It has a comfortable, pressurised cabin that will be able to take up to nine passengers at a time on the 45-minute journey between Wānaka and Christchurch airports.


Take a look at the Sounds Air Flight Sc
hedule here


Location of 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


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

COVID-19 Protocol


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

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

While New Zealand remains at Alert Level 1, Sounds Air will continue their current operating procedures across all of our scheduled 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.