An institution of the Central North Island is calling it time. After 33 years of taking to the skies of the Ruapehu Region, Mountain Air is shutting up shop.

Based at the Chateau Airfield on the edge of the breathtaking Tongariro National Park, Mountain Air has been owned by Bhrent and Kathy Guy since 2007.

It comes as a result of the ongoing effects of Covid-19 border closures rattle the tourism industry, Mountain Air Volcanic Flights, announced its decision to close this week on Facebook.

“We wish to thank so many of you for the support we have received going back as far as 1988 when Keith and Robyn McKenzie started the business”


It is with regret that we have to advise that Mountain Air, is permanently closing down. Our last day of operations will…

Posted by Mountain Air Volcanic Flights on Sunday, March 21, 2021


In an Interview with the Rotorua Daily Post, Owner Bhrent Guy said the decision to close the business was “incredibly difficult” to make but “once we made it I saw the sense of it”.

The last day of operations will be Next Monday, March 29th, 2021.

If your in the Central North Island this weekend go make the most of one last flight with Mountain Air.


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