Air Nelson

Cargo |Nelson

We can carry almost anything including foodstuffs, fresh produce and pets by utilising our scheduled aircraft which allows cargo to reach all 27 destinations on the New Zealand domestic network.

As some flights are restricted by passenger numbers and other cargo requirements it is advisable to pre-book pets.

Please contact us for quotes, bookings or further information.

Our contacts at Nelson Airport for Cargo are:

  • Phone: 03 547 8628
  • Fax: 03 547 8623
  • Hours: 0800 – 1700

Live animals can be flown to all destinations within New Zealand on most of our flights.

The carriage of live animals by air is regulated by various Government authorities as well as by Air New Zealand and IATA.

Domestic cats and dogs (excluding any transported for profit e.g. racing greyhounds) can travel as checked baggage on domestic services if you are travelling.

Animal welfare is our primary concern – and therefore we have specific requirements for animal carriage and the containers they may travel in. These standards are based on the IATA Live Animal Regulations for shipping animals by air. Please see our Pet Travel Within NZ document for details.

As some flights are restricted by aircraft size/passenger numbers/perishable cargo/incompatible cargo, it is a requirement to pre book livestock.

This can be done by contacting 0800 737 737, option 1. or further information can be obtained or bookings made by emailing us at