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Texel Air (Bahrain) launches a new sister airline in New Zealand

  • Texel Air Australasia will be adding two additional Boeing 737-800BCFs to the fleet by December 2023.
  • Texel Air Bahrain operates Boeing 737 freighter aircraft from Bahrain International Airport with two B737-700FC aircraft, two B737-800BCF aircraft and one B737-300F aircraft. 
  • Texel Air was established in Bahrain in 2013 by Chisholm Enterprises WLL.  The New Zealand operations increase the group fleet to six aircraft with further aircraft on order for delivery to New Zealand during 2023.
  • Texel Air Bahrain has been operating the B737-300F (A9C – APC) in New Zealand since April 3, 2023 under contract to NZ Post/Parceline Express in preparation for the arrival of the B737-800 (MSN 29985) ZK-TXE. The New Zealand operations have been supported by flight crew and engineers from Bahrain.

The venture into Australasia initially commenced with domestic operations in New Zealand under contract for launch customers Parceline Express and NZ Post. 

Saturday, June 10, 2023 marked the official launch of the New Zealand airline in Auckland.  The event hosted by Boeing, was held in the NZ Post hangar where ZK – TXE aircraft was on display.  In attendance during the evening were representatives from Government agencies, delegates from the aviation industry as well as major logistics companies from New Zealand and Australia. Joining those attendees were representatives of the Bahrain Civil Aviation Authority.

The Texel Air group plans to expand its fleet to ten aircraft by 2026 primarily flying in Australia and New Zealand and between the two countries supporting clients through ACMI services for the express, post and general cargo markets. 

Texel Air Australasia will benefit from a proven 10 years of operational experience from Texel Air Bahrain to establish an enduring and stable bond between the two distant island nations of New Zealand and Bahrain.