A New Zealand wine company is launching the world’s first winery airline.
Invivo Air will fly a chartered service from Auckland to Queenstown in early 2022, with its maiden flight set to take off in the next few months.
The company was co-founded by Tim Lightbourne and Robin Cameron, who will be chartering a 34-seat Saab plane for the luxurious flight.
Despite the flight only taking about two hours, it will stretch into an entire experience that will include a visit to Invivo’s Central Otago growers before passengers get to rest their head at the Hilton Queenstown for the night.
Mr Lightbourne said: “Obviously, there will be some complimentary wines served on board, as well as someone-alcoholic drinks.
“There’ll be a range of Invivo wines available and maybe Rob and I will be serving it to the guests on the flight. It should be a lot of fun.”
Invivo shareholders include actor Sarah Jessica Parker and talk show host Graham Norton and Mr Lightbourne hints it might be possible to catch them on board: “Both Graham and Sarah Jessica are really keen to get to New Zealand. So they could potentially be one of the official guests on a flight in the future for sure.”
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