Airport manager Tim Johnston understood it was the first time either type of aircraft had landed at Wanaka.
"Both pilots said the airport was ideal and expressed interest in bringing more charter flights into Wanaka."
Mr Johnston said Chatham Air showed particular interest in providing charter flights during the winter ski season.
He admitted he would be touting for further business and planned discussions with both airlines.
Moteliers are also benefiting from the movie business, with around 100 Lord of the Rings film-crew members staying in town this week. The main production unit is expected in the area next week.