Eco Policy

Salt Air Limited is committed to the preservation of Northland’s unique and pristine environment.

The Natives Project

Salt Air operates over some of the most pristine, remote and beautiful places in New Zealand. Cape Reinga and the wider Te Paki reserves are such places and since Salt Air began flying to Te Paki we have become passionate about helping to protect this unique and fragile environment. We recognise the benefits for us as commercial operators, and our customers, in ensuring the pristine beauty of Te Paki is safeguarded into the future. That is why we have offered to assist as a sponsor of the Natives Project.

With the Natives Project you are offered the opportunity to leave a living legacy and reduce your carbon footprint by planting or gifting an eco sourced native tree. This will help restore the native vegetation at Cape Reinga (Te Rerenga Wairua).


Other Environmental Initiatives

  • A recycle policy is active in our administrative office environment, and this is also supported at an operational level.

  • We also keep an eye out for fires and whale beachings on our frequent flights throughout Northland, alerting the necessary organisations as spotted. We are the first response unit for helicopter fire-fighting in the Far North district.

  • We have been involved in helping DOC with the transfer of rare native birds such as the Kokako to the Puketi forest for breeding purposes.
  • Salt Air has committed to purchasing more modern aircraft which reflect the new technology available. This technology means today’s aircraft are 50% quieter than 10 years ago. By purchasing larger aircraft which carry more passengers per flight, we are taking steps to ensure greater fuel efficiency, at a greatly reduced noise intrusion.

  • It is our intention to continue to upgrade our fleet with an ongoing programme whilst allowing our passengers to enjoy the untouched natural beauty of this region.