Throwback Thursday
An Origin Pacific Jetstream 41 sits at Wellington Airport (Photo: By Follash - Own work, Public Domain,

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Origin Pacific Airways

Established in 1996, Origin Pacific Airways officially commenced operations from its hub in Nelson, New Zealand in April 1997. The airline was founded on experience by Robert Inglis and Nicki Smith, who had formerly founded Air Nelson in 1979 before it was sold to Air New Zealand. Over the course of the airline's relatively brief history, it had operated an extensive domestic route network throughout New Zealand, including Auckland, Dunedin, Queenstown, Taupo, Wellington, Taurango, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Invercargill, Napier,…