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Invivo launches the world’s first winery airline

New Zealand beverage brand Invivo & Co has announced the launch of “Invivo Air”, what is believed to be the world’s first winery “airline”.

Invivo co-founders Rob Cameron and Tim Lightbourne announce their maiden flight from Auckland to the South Island to highlight the re-opening of Auckland’s borders after four months closed.

Invivo, who counts Sarah Jessica Parker and Graham Norton as shareholders and collaborators, will make its “Invivo Air” flight from Auckland to Queenstown in early 2022 with a chartered 34-seater Swedish built Saab plane. 

There will be a number of allocated complimentary seats on the flight for selected guests and Cameron and Lightbourne are inviting Aucklanders to register their interest online at prior to 6pm on 14 January 2022. 

Priority for seats will be given to Auckland hospitality and tourism staff who have been affected by the lockdown, members of the public who haven’t seen their South Island family or friends in 2021 due to the borders and Invivo shareholders from their record-breaking crowdfunding campaigns.

Guests on the trip will enjoy a 24-hour line-up of special experiences planned by Invivo and partners in Queenstown, including a stay at the Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa, visits to Invivo’s Central Otago growers and more.

“It’s been a tough period of time, particularly for our bars and restaurant customers in both the North and South Island heavily reliant on local tourism,” says Invivo.

“Running a flight to the South Island is a way that we can show the public the country is open again for domestic tourism, and at the same time support some of those who have had a particularly tough time of it.”

“Invivo Air” passengers will need to comply with all applicable rules and regulations, including showing their valid vaccine pass before boarding. Head to for more info.

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