Texel Air officially launches in New Zealand

737-800BCF. Photo: Texel Air

Charter carrier Texel Air has launched a new airline in New Zealand that will cater for domestic demand before expanding to offer services to Australia.

The new Auckland-headquartered airline named Texel Air Australasia commenced operations this week utilising a Boeing 737-800BCF (ZK-TXE).

The ACMI operator plans to add a further two 737-800BCF aircraft by the end of the year.

The aircraft was transferred over from Texel Air’s Bahrain airline earlier this year.

The airline will initially carry out charter services for Parceline Express, a subsidiary of Freightways and New Zealand Post.

Texel Air Bahrain had been operating the service utilising a 737-300 classic while the new airline was established.

The airline was established by John Chisholm who is chairman of Chisholm Enterprises Group and subsidiary airlines Texel Air and Texel Air Australasia. 

“John Chisholm established Texel Air Australasia in 2023 after seeing a gap in the airfreight charter market for a customer-focused airline in Australasia,” the airline’s website reads.

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector. After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015. Contact me on [email protected]