Story: Marlborough region

Straits Air Freight Express

Straits Air Freight Express

Straits Air Freight Express (later known as Safe Air) began operating a cargo service across Cook Strait in 1947. This 1956 photo shows one of the company’s Bristol Freighter aircraft being loaded. Since 1990 the company, an Air New Zealand subsidiary, has mainly provided aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough region - Transport and communications', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 October 2021)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Nov 2016