Wellington (WLG) Airport

Wellington WLG Airport Overview

Wellington International Airport WLG, which calls itself the 'Wild at Heart Airport', serves the North Island of New Zealand and the country's capital city Wellington.

WLG Airport is located in Rongotai, at the southern tip on the North Island, 7 km southeast of central Wellington, and accessible from the city by State Highway 1 via the Mount Victoria Tunnel on Calabar Road.

With a medium-sized runway and a yearly passenger count of about 5.5M, Wellington International is served at present by Air New Zealand,and other airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.

Construction starts late 2016 on the  on-Airport Rydges Hotel (with 134 beds, restaurant, bar & conference rooms) - to be completed 'late 2017'.

Wellington International has one passenger terminal.

Present and future Airport Developments: Ongoing work on the Terminal extension by 35 meters to the south & doubling the width of both southern piers, is to provide more lounge space, added amenities, a fourth baggage carousel & centralized security screening, as well as added food & drink options.  The apron will also be extended.  Work is to be completed by May 2016.

The runway extension is in the drafting stage.


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