Wellington International Airport is located on the Rongotai isthmus,
7 km southeast of central Wellington, New Zealand's capital city.
Airlines and Major Destinations include:
- air2there (Paraparaumu, Blenheim, Nelson)
- Air Chathams (Chatham Islands - Tuuta)
- Air New Zealand (Whangarei, Auckland, Tauranga, Hamilton, Rotorua, Taupo, Gisborne,
New Plymouth, Napier, Palmerston North, Blenheim, Nelson, Westport, Christchurch,
Timaru, Queenstown (seasonal), Dunedin, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne)
- Qantas operated by JetConnect (Auckland, Rotorua, Christchurch, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne)
- Pacific Blue (Brisbane)
- Sounds Air (Picton, Kaikoura)
- Air West Coast (Greymouth, Westport)
- Freedom Air (Gold Coast, Nadi)
Wellington Airport's original domestic terminal was built, as a temporary measure, inside a corrugated iron hangar, and
was not replaced for many decades. It was known for being overcrowded. A major new domestic terminal was completed in 1999,
and construction is under way to lengthen the south end of the 1936-metre runway by 90 m, in order to come within compliance
with ICAO safety regulations. There are also scoping studies underway for a north end runway extension.
Since 1998 Wellington airport has been two-thirds privately owned by Infratil, with the remaining third owned by the
Wellington City Council.