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Kiwi Travel International Airlines
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A Boeing 737 of Kiwi Travel
Founded 1994
Commenced operations 1995
Ceased operations 1996
Hubs Hamilton International Airport
Fleet size 3
Destinations 10
Headquarters Hamilton, New Zealand
Key people Ewan Wilson

Kiwi Travel International Airlines was a discount airline from New Zealand. It flew both scheduled (planned) and charters (irregular/unplanned) flights from New Zealand to Australia, Samoa and Tonga. The airline borrowed airplanes from many different companies.At different times, it flew Boeing 727, Boeing 737, Boeing 757 and Airbus A320 airplanes. The airline was among one of the first low-cost carriers. In December 1995, Air New Zealand started Freedom Air. It was another discount airline intended to compete with Kiwi. In September 1996, Kiwi Travel stopped flying due to the intense competition from Freedom Air. Ewan Wilson, the former CEO of Kiwi Travel International, is involved with starting a new airline, Kiwi Regional Airlines.

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