The company behind Auckland airline Fly My Sky going into liquidation
Auckland airline operator Fly My Sky has been put into liquidation.
Commercial Helicopters, the registered company behind the third-tier airline, on Wednesday appointed Clive Bish of Ecovis KGA as liquidator.
The Fly My Sky website has been gutted of information and the company’s contact numbers have been disconnected.
Commercial Helicopters was owned by Christine and Dylan Young and the Marcham Trustee Company, who bought the company in March of last year.
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Dylan Young is the sole director.
Fly My Sky flew to Great Barrier Island and returned seven days a week.
It operates out of Auckland Airport and began serving Great Barrier Island as Mountain Air over 20 years ago.
Commercial Helicopters has been in continuous operation for over 40 years, originally starting in 1980 with flying helicopters. Now the company was exclusively a fixed-wing twin-engine operation.
It provided private jet charter flights throughout New Zealand and had a fleet of four twin-engine Britten-Norman Islanders planes, each carrying up to nine passengers.
In April of last year, Fly My Sky was one of many small airlines to receive government funding to support vital air links to remote islands.
As part of the government’s $ 600 million aviation support program, it has accelerated funding to $ 1.7 million to maintain these air links.
Commercial Helicopters has received three rounds of Covid-19 wage subsidies worth $ 156,000 for between 13 and 20 employees.