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Jumpjet Airlines Limited

About Us

Jumpjet has been developed to bring a novel and innovative approach to air travel between Australia and New Zealand. The Company has been conceived by a team of experienced, proven and professional entrepreneurs who have produced something special to meet the needs of those the airline will serve.

Operations & Engineering

Nick Kile

Airline Operations Specialist and former professional Airline Pilot with multiple credentials and licences in Australia, New Zealand, USA and Papua New Guinea. Fields cover heavy Airline Transport Jet, Turbo-Prop and Light Aircraft, with extensive Flight + Operations Instruction, Safety Surveillance, Dispatch and Regulatory experience. Administration and Journalist skills with extensive airline hours in heavy turbine and jet aircraft. Served as a Specialist Consultant to the Air Transport Division of the New Zealand Ministry of Transport for regulatory review. Substantial professional service as a Pilot, including Jet Captain, in the Australasian Region for airlines and general aviation operators. Including Air Niugini, Airwork, Rex Aviation, Tasair, Airlines of Tasmania and Aero Clubs. Rated experience as a Flight and Ground Instructor in general aviation and overseas airlines, including service with Saudi Arabian Airlines. Trained in expense accountancy, commerce and law applicable to the airline aviation industry through formal mentorship. Past business owner, manager and lease operator in Australia.

Finance & Legal

John Cook

Home Base

Greater Wellington

Managing Director


Wellington Airport

Jumpjet Airlines Limited

Registered with the New Zealand Companies Office in 2000

Jumpjet Holdings Limited

Registered with the New Zealand Companies Office in 2002

Legal Submission & Attendance: New Zealand Commerce Commission

Public Submissions 2003 (x3); 2005 (x1)

Formal Critical Submissions: ACCC - Australia

Public Submissions - 2003 to 2017


Legal Work

Technical / Industry



Company Director and Financial Consultant. Former Partner in a national Chartered Accounting Practice (now part of Deloitte) Considerable experience in both auditing and accounting services for a wide variety of clients. Considerable experience in the aviation industry including founder Director of Aviation Services Ltd (now ASPEQ) and its subsidiaries which is responsible for the provision of aeronautical examinations and flight testing, both in New Zealand and overseas. Involved in the setting up and maintaining of financial responsibilities for a Third Level New Zealand Airline together with negotiations surrounding the statutory responsibilities of the Airline. Council Member, Treasurer and Membership Secretary of the NZ Division of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Recipient of a Meritorious Service Award from the Society in recognition for a significant contribution to the advancement of aerospace in New Zealand. Lecturer in a wide range of accounting subjects at New Zealand Polytechnics and Universities. Member of the Institute of Directors. Holder of a Private Pilot Licence.

The Greater Wellington Region offers huge opportunities for Tourism, Conference Venues, Sports and Student pursuits. Within a few hours of Wellington City many attractions await from Wining and Dining in the City and Suburbs to Mud Cycling in the surrounding hills. A short distance to Wainuiomata offers a Trail Bike Ride and over the hills to Masterton boasts Sky Diving for the adventurous. Two popular Snow Fields operate a few hours north of the city at Mt Ruapehu in the Winter.  South across the Cook Strait to Kaikoura Whale Watch Tours are available year round to mix it with Giant Sperm Whales. To name a few…

Using Wellington as a Home Base, within some three years a total of 625 jobs in our aviation industry and supply industries will be developed. By year 5 Jumpjet Budget expenditure will have been almost $375  million benefiting both sides of the Trans Tasman greater city regions. With huge economic impact for the Wellington Region, - the Home Base of Jumpjet. Plus, substantial development contribution to Christchurch, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland and Brisbane regions.

With assistance and consultative input from the majority of professional areas that constitute the industry, Jumpjet has been able to maximise skills and knowledge to develop a sound competitive operational business model. Such a model has accentuated the positives of the business and moderated any pessimistic aspects flashed by competitors - Classified as the Alpha Model.





International Market

“Some 48 Foreign Airlines operated to and from Australia in 2016. They are majority owned by foreign corporations and governments. 68% of the international passenger market is controlled by foreign interests. New Alliances are being formed that continue to deny slots and hijack our wealth. Opportunity to develop the sovereign aviation industry is being denied…”

Industry Status 2017

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