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Wellington Airport

  • PAX: 5,797,000
  • IATA: WLG
  • ICAO: NZWN

About The Airport

Wellington has a significant high yielding underserved international market, with 50% of passengers travelling via intermediate airports.

Wellington Airport serves the capital city of New Zealand from an inner-city location 5km from the central business district. In 2019, 6.4 million passengers passed through the terminal.

The airport is New Zealand’s domestic hub, located in the geographic centre of the country and hosting over 200 daily flights to/from 20 domestic destinations.

Wellington is the second largest city by population and second largest economy measured by GDP and economic activity, and with the highest average income in the country.

Wellington’s Airport catchment is home to 1.3 million people. Wellington was voted the #2 world’s most liveable city (Deutsche Bank Quality of Life Survey) and ranked #3 happiest city in the world (World Happiness Report 2020).

Wellington has consistently been voted the most popular domestic visitor destination by New Zealanders, being the airport that serves New Zealand’s top tourism attractions such as Te Papa, Weta Workshop and Zealandia as well as world-famous bars and restaurants.

Facts and Figures

  • List of Top 5 Airlines: Air New Zealand (Intl/Dom), Jetstar (Intl/Dom), Qantas (Intl), Virgin Australia (Intl), Singapore Airlines (Intl)
  • Number of Serving Airlines: 11
  • Number of Direct Destinations: 26 (20 Domestic, 6 International)
  • Number of Terminals: 1
  • Number of Runways: 1
  • Length of Main Runway (m): TORA=1945, TODA=2300
  • Passenger Numbers (mppa): Total 6.41 million (5.47 million Domestic, 0.95 million International)
  • Ownership: Infratil 66%, Wellington City Council 34%
  • Total Catchment Population: 1.28 million
  • Urban Population: 0.55 million
  • Aircraft Parking Stands: Aerobridge Capable: 12, Power in/out: 23, Remote: 5