​​​​​​​Passenger flights

On 1 August 2016 we welcomed Air Chathams as the provider of passenger services between Whanganui and Auckland.

 Read Air Chathams' briefing sheet about their Wh​anganui service (84KB)

Air New Zealand announced it would exit services at Whanganui Airport from 31 July 2016.

Read more in our media release.

About our airport

Whanganui Airport, which provides for passenger, commercial and recreational operations, is located on the coast, 8km from the city centre.

The Airport has a 1378 metre sealed runway with landing lights, pavement markings, apron and aircraft parking. In addition there are four grass runways, providing options in all winds.

Whanganui Airport has land for lease for commercial or Airport related uses.

The Airport Terminal, refurbished in 2007, provides high standards of passenger comfort and processing with Air New Zealand maintaining its terminal services in the building.

A number of local businesses and accommodation providers, together with taxi and rental car companies, are contactable directly from the terminal through well-presented business display boards and direct dial phones. Public toilets and parking are provided.

Whanganui Airport maintains a Part 139 Certification.

Operators wishing to pay landing fees en-route may do so at the Café, check-in desk or the honesty box located at the workshop just east of the control tower.

South Beach Cafe

South Beach Cafe, operated by the Airport Authority, is open six days a week and offers excellent coffee, light meals and breakfast for both the domestic passenger and passing pilots.

South Beach cafe advertisement 


Long term parking
The long term car park is controlled by a parking meter (pay by entering registration plate number) located in the terminal building which accepts coins and credit cards. The cost is $10.00 per day (24hrs). A card transaction will attract normal fees of 50c. The car park is open from 6.30am until after the last incoming aircraft, and is secured and monitored at all other times.

Casual parking
Free parking is available adjacent to the terminal, but limited to 60 minutes.​

Page reviewed: 28 Aug 2019 1:09pm