Aviation

World’s first Winery Airline to launch with free seats for struggling tourism workers

Fancy flying with an airline where getting sloshed is encouraged, rather than frowned upon?

Kiwi wine company, Invivo & Co has fashioned a unique aviation experience promising to be “like other airlines, only with better wine”.

Invivo co-founders Tim and Rob are the masterminds behind Invivo Air, what they believe to be the world’s first winery airline.

Invivo Air’s maiden flight will take place in early 2022 from Auckland to Queenstown in a chartered 34-seater Swedish built Saab plane. There will be a number of allocated complimentary seats on the flight for selected guests and Aucklanders have been invited to register their interest online for the opportunity to take part.

Priority for seats will be given to Auckland hospitality and tourism staff who have been affected by the lockdown, members of the public who haven’t seen their South Island family or friends in 2021 due to the borders and Invivo shareholders.

Selected guests will enjoy a 24-hour line-up of special experiences by Invivo and partners in Queenstown, including a stay at The Hilton Queenstown, visits to Invivo’s Central Otago growers and more.

“It’s been a tough period of time, particularly for our bars and restaurant customers in both the North and South Island heavily reliant on local tourism,” Tim said.

“Running a flight to the South Island is a way that we can show the public the country is open again for domestic tourism, and at the same time support some of those who have had a particularly tough time of it.

“We are not ruling out further flights to other New Zealand destinations as well. At Invivo Air it’s business class in every glass!”

Invivo Air passengers will need to comply with all applicable rules and regulations, including showing their valid vaccine pass before boarding.



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