Rotorua Airport serves as a major entry point into the Central North Island, with daily direct flights to Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.
The airport, which is used by both business and leisure travellers, continues to increase in popularity, with passenger numbers reaching a ten-year high in 2019, with over 265,000 individuals passing through.
The Rotorua District Council and the Crown formed a joint venture to open Rotorua Airport in 1964. In 1987, the Crown sold its half-share to a private business, with the Council purchasing those shares in 2003 and acquiring full ownership of the Airport assets in 2004.
Rotorua Airport is now a Council Controlled Organisation (CCO) with its own board of directors. Through a fully equipped MPI and Customs Clearance facility, the airport can accommodate domestic aircraft as well as trans-Tasman charter flights. Continue reading…
The airport is undergoing a massive overhaul in 2019 that will future-proof it, satisfy new security and seismic strengthening standards, accommodate increased passenger numbers, and improve visitor first impressions.