Personalized experiences and the opportunity to experience local cultures in hard-to-reach destinations are two of the main factors driving the boom in ecotourism today. New Zealand is no exception. As luxury travelers seek out one-of-a-kind experiences, there is a growing demand for more intimate, curated adventures in distant destinations, like New Zealand.
Tourism in New Zealand is all about adventure. Luxury accommodations ranging from exclusive wilderness lodges to luxurious, high country farm retreats allow travelers to absorb the dramatic landscape and fresh air. Rich local culture and superb regional cuisine and wines check every box for an unforgettable travel destination.
Historically, travel logistics in New Zealand have been challenging. Tourists are typically encouraged to buy or rent a vehicle, while groups are restricted to coach bus travel or the limited rail service. While everyone enjoys an adventurous road trip, time constraints and stiff joints can impose unwanted limitations from experiences all New Zealand has to offer.
As the nation’s largest aviation consultancy, Private Jet Services (PJS) has invested in the exclusive management of an ATR 72-500 based out of Auckland, New Zealand. The ATR is operated by New Zealand-based Air Chathams Limited. New Zealand is home to 28 domestic airports making air travel a suitable and comfortable solution for luxury and group travelers.
“This is a very exciting day for Private Jet Services and its clients,” said Greg Raiff, CEO of Private Jet Services. “The ATR 72-500 and PJS’ New Zealand presence greatly enhances our global reach and offers our clients a safe, reliable, and cost-effective solution for the Australia and New Zealand markets.”
The ATR 72-500 is widely considered the most cost-effective regional aircraft in the market, with the unique ability to service a variety of different air travel needs. The latest model has undergone improvements in noise and vibration reduction and is powered by Pratt & Whitney 127 engines. The ATR 72-500 provides outstanding short-field performance for an aircraft of its size, even on difficult “hot and high” airfields.
“The ATR 72-500 is a remarkable aircraft that offers clients the ability to easily access and explore new destinations with the same quality of service, safety, and attention to detail that we are famous for,” said John O’Neill, Vice President of Operations at PJS.
PJS’ first revenue-generating flights began February 7, 2019. The company expects to continue expanding its South Pacific presence with additional charter aircraft before year-end.