Posted on their Facebook page: It is with regret that we have to advise that Mountain Air, is permanently closing down. Our last day of operations will be March 29th, 2021. 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. Since purchasing it in 2007, we have seen the pre GFC growth, the slump through the GFC and then a great resurgence until March last year when we were all hit by the Covid-19 Pandemic. While our small business has not survived this, we know we are just one of many who have suffered badly through this crisis and our heartfelt thoughts go out to all of you in the tourism industry who are still struggling to survive. To Everyone who can make it in for a flight before we close we look forward to seeing you and giving one last look at our beautiful mountains! Kind regards The Mountain Air Team
www.stuff.co.nz/travel/124631268/transtasman-bubble-too-late-for-scenic-flight-operator-who-has-touched-down-for-good The demise of Ruapehu-based scenic flight operator Mountain Air could have been avoided if the trans-Tasman bubble was set up sooner, the company owner says. “If they’d opened up the Australian market two months ago we might have survived, but it’s too late now,” Bhrent Guy told Stuff. “I guess it’s the story of the day of tourism businesses closing down. I feel for others who might be in a less fortunate position than myself.” Mountain Air’s customer base was about 90 per cent overseas visitors.