Wellington International Airport
Address: Stewart Duff Dr, Rongotai, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
Phone: +64 4 385 5100
IATA airport code: WLG
ICAO airport code: NZWN
Alias: Rongotai Airport
Airlines: Air New Zealand and Jetstar Airways
Serves: Wellington city
WLG Arrivals today
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Wellington Airport is located in the North Island all the way to the south. Wellington is the capital of New Zealand. The airport is located 6 miles south-east of the center. Despite serving the capital, it is the country’s third largest airport. The airport is a hub for the airline Air New Zealand. The airport is used by 6-7 million passengers annually. Many of the flights are domestic WLG airport arrivals. It is located on a 110 acre piece of land. There is 1 terminal and also 1 runway.
Top routes from WLG
- AKL – Auckland
- NSN – Nelson
- CHC – Christchurch
- BHE – Blenheim
- HLZ – Hamilton
- TRG – Tauranga
- NPE – Napier
- ZQN – Queenstown
- PCN – Picton
- ROT – Rotorua
Other domestic destinations with less frequent flights are the following: Chatham Island Tuuta, Invercargill, Dunedin, Timaru Richard Pearse, Westport, Gisborne, New Plymouth, and Taupo.
Most of the international flights have been ceased due the pandemic. When you want to fly internationally it’s best to have a stopover at Auckland to fly to your final destination.
Wellington Airports had quite a history. It started with the name Rongotai in 1929. However, it had to close 20 years later due to safety reasons. In the winter it was not usable for Wellington arrivals when there was bad weather. The runways were made of grass. About 50 km north of the city, Paraparaumu Airport was opened for public flights. For further development, the terminal had to be relocated a few years later. It was opened in 1959. In order to land larger aircraft, the runway had to be extended by 300 meters to 1936 meters. In 1987 the old terminal was restored and the new terminal was expanded. Despite the renovations, consideration was given to realizing a new airport. However, this fell through and a completely new terminal was built, which was taken into use in 1999.
There are several bus services available at the airport to get to the center. A taxi is also available for around NZD 40. Another popular option is to rent a car or RV. Europcar, Avis, Hertz, Thrifty, Budget and Enterprise are available at the airport.
Terminal Wellington Airport
The airport terminal has several floors. On the ground floor, the Wellington arrivals come for their luggage where there are 3 belts. For check-in and departure, security and gates you have to be on Level 1. On Level 2 is the New Zealand Air Lounge and you can go to the Rydges hotel.
Wellington Airport Airlines and destinations
There is 1 runway available. It is not very long, so the largest planes will not land there that quickly. Most flights (up to about 80 percent) will be domestic during normal conditions. During the corona it is often even 100 percent domestic Wellington Airport arrivals. The international WLG arrivals almost always fly from Australia with main airports Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
There are also some Wellington flight arrivals from Fiji such as Nadi airport. These flights are operated by Fiji Airways and to Australia with the carriers Air New Zealand, Qantas and Virgin Atlantic. The Wellington airport domestic arrivals can be followed from Air New Zealand, Sounds Air, Jetstar, Air Kaikoura and Originair.