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Continued Operations Under the COVID Protection Framework

Glenorchy Air – Continued Operations Under the COVID Protection Framework

 26 November 2021

Glenorchy Air is committed to providing a safety operation for our passengers and staff as New Zealand gets moving under the new “traffic light” system. All Glenorchy Air staff are fully vaccinated and will be receiving booster shots over the coming weeks as they become eligible.

To enable us to continue to work seamlessly with our activity partners, Glenorchy Air management has made the decision to carry only fully vaccinated passengers on shared scenic flights from December 3, 2021. Masks will continue to be required on all flights and transfers.

All passengers aged over 12 years and 3 months are required to present their vaccine certificates for scanning at time of pickup and/or at check in.  Failure to do so will prevent you from travelling in Glenorchy Air vehicles or aircraft.  Passengers may also need to present their vaccination certificates to our activity partners.

Where a passenger is not able to show a valid vaccination certificate their booking will be cancelled immediately, and in adherence with our 24 hour cancellation policy, they will not be eligible for a refund. 

If passengers are unvaccinated, they may charter an aircraft as a single “bubble” provided they are able to produce proof of negative test taken within 72 hours of departure.  However, they may not be able to access partner activities. We are happy to discuss the options available.

We have not taken this decision lightly, and we will continue to monitor government orders and best practice advice as all navigate this new phase of learning to live with COVID within our borders. Our terms and conditions of carriage will be amended accordingly from time to time, as required. 

Any queries can be directed to Managing Director James Stokes by email (james@glenorchyair.co.nz).

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