|Originair's spectacular looking BAe Jetstream 31, ZK-JSH, at Wellington on 30 July 2015|
|The interior of ZK-JSH|
Because of the small scale of the operation Originair has contracted Air Freight NZ Ltd to carry out flight operations including air crew while Fieldair Engineering Ltd (Fieldair) are carrying out the fleet maintenance.
|The first flight, Originair 101, arrives at Palmerston North. More photos and reporting at|
While initially twice daily weekday flights were planned the service began with twice daily return flights offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with a return service being operated on Sundays. The company hopes to increase to a six day a week service on the route over the summer.
|Timetable downloaded from the Originair website, 8 August 2015|
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|British Aerospace 32 Jetstream ZK-ECI at Nelson on 5 December 2015|
From the 1st of February 2016 Originair suddenly ceased operating its Jetstreams and Inflite Charters were contracted to operate Originair's services using Fairchild Metroliners. There was a lot of speculation as to the reason for this change but the Civil Aviation Authority were certainly involved.
On 30 March 2016 Originair ceased flying with the last flights being flown between Nelson and Palmerston North before the Inflite Metroliner positioned back to Auckland. The company's website showed all Nelson-Wellington and Nelson-Palmerston North flights as "unavailable" or "fully booked" but reservations being available on a restricted timetable from mid-June. Robert Inglis was reported as saying Originair expected imminent advice that the one or two issues with the CAA had been sorted out and it would begin flying again.