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Alexandra Aerodrome
Airport type Public
Operator Central Otago District Council
Serves Alexandra, New Zealand
Elevation AMSL 752 ft / 229 m
Coordinates 45°12′42″S 169°22′24″E / 45.21167°S 169.37333°E / -45.21167; 169.37333
Runway Length Surface
ft m
01/19 2,139 652 Grass
14R/32L 3,937 1,200 Asphalt
14L/32R 3,937 1,200 Grass

Alexandra Aerodrome (IATA: ALRICAO: NZLX) is an aerodrome 2 NM (3.7 km) north northwest of Alexandra, New Zealand.


The aerodrome saw South Pacific Airlines of New Zealand (SPANZ) operate Douglas DC-3 services from December 1960 to February 1966; then Mount Cook Airlines used Britten-Norman Islanders from 1969 to 1991, connecting to Dunedin and Queenstown. Goldfields Air flew during 1985-86 to Christchurch. Pacifica Air flew into Alexandra during 1988-89; and Airlink during 1989.

In 2007-2008 Mainland Air trialled scheduled services from Dunedin to Alexandra and Queenstown, but due to lack of patronage these did not continue. Mainland Aviation College, a division of Mainland Air, set up a flight training college in late 2009 which no longer operates in Alexandra The Central Otago Flying Club now operates a sole Cessna 172 as a training aircraft from Alexandra.

Operational Information

  • Circuit
    • Powered aircraft
      • 01/19, 32 Left hand
      • 14 Right hand
    • Gliders and tugs
      • 14 Left hand
      • 32 Right hand
  • FAL
    • Mobil Aerostop, Jet A1, Avgas100
    • BP Jet A1
    • RFS CAT1 located in terminal area
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