Aircraft travel in New Zealand is seen as a simple and efficient way to see the country. All cities have airports, and most towns have a landing strip. There are two main airlines that fulfil major domestic duties, Air New Zealand and Qantas, with quite a few regional-based airlines that fly to different parts of the country.
Flying is especially useful to those who are in a hurry and want to see a lot of the country. Many of the most beautiful places in New Zealand are either inaccessible or very hard to get to by land or sea. Helicopters and small aircraft are an ideal way to get into such places whether as part of a scenic flight or flying from one destination to another.
New Zealand's aviation record as a safe place for air travel is up there with the best in the world, and there are strict guidelines that pilots have to adhere to when training and once fully licensed.