Texel Air launches new airline in New Zealand
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 Australia commenced operations this week utilizing a Boeing 737-800BFC (ZK-TXE).
The ACMI operator plans to add a further two 737-800BFC 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 utilizing 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.