First established in the 1930s, Whanganui Airport remains a vital and effective hub for aviation activity in the wider Whanganui region.
Located just 8km from the city centre, the airport consists of one sealed runway and four grass runways, a sealed apron, a large grassed apron/aircraft park, fuel services, a passenger terminal, and private maintenance facilities and hangars.
Air Chathams flies from Whanganui to Auckland and return three times a day, Monday to Friday. During weekends, two flights to Auckland and one to Whanganui are available on Saturday, and on Sunday there are two flights into Whanganui and one to Auckland.
View the full Air Chathams flight schedule
Free parking is available for up to 60 minutes adjacent to the terminal building. Long-term car parking can also be found next to the terminal building.
The long-term car park is fully fenced, and is secured and alarmed in the evening after the last flight, then reopened before the first flight in the morning. This car park is intended for use by passengers who require extra security and those expecting to be away for longer than the 60-minute period allowed in the casual parking zone.
The long-term parking fee is $10 per 24-hour period or part thereof.
South Beach Café
Open seven days a week, South Beach Café offers excellent coffee, breakfast and light meals for domestic passengers, transiting pilots and the general public. Home baking, with all food prepared on-site, along with out-catering are the café's specialties. Aircraft landing fees and car parking fees can also be paid at the café.
Our usual opening hours are:
Monday to Friday: 6.00am-5.00pm
Visit the Whanganui Airport website