A new airline called Texel Air has launched in New Zealand to increase the country's air freight capacity. Originally operating in Bahrain, Texel Air
A new airline called Texel Air has launched in New Zealand to increase the country’s air freight capacity. Originally operating in Bahrain, Texel Air expanded its operations to New Zealand to fill a gap in the market. The airline works with freight and airline companies as well as governments, rather than directly serving customers. It has partnered with New Zealand Post and Parceline Express as its foundation customers. Texel Air currently operates one Boeing 737-800 converted freighter aircraft for domestic cargo needs and plans to add two more aircraft by the end of the year. By 2026, it aims to have 10 aircraft serving New Zealand and Australia for both domestic and trans-Tasman cargo requirements. Texel Air’s founder, John Chisholm, stated that the airline’s service will enhance the country’s air cargo capacity and help meet the demand for additional air freight due to the pandemic and recent weather events.