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Whanganui Airport
Location Whanganui, New Zealand
Elevation AMSL 27 ft / 8 m
Coordinates 39°57′44″S 175°01′31″E / 39.96222°S 175.02528°E / -39.96222; 175.02528

Location of airport in North Island

Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 2,877 877 Grass
11C/29C 4,521 1,378 Asphalt
11R/29L 2,756 840 Grass
11L/29R 1,654 504 Grass
14/32 2,959 902 Grass
Source: World Aero Data

Whanganui Airport (named Wanganui Airport until 2016) is the airport that serves Whanganui, New Zealand (IATA: WAGICAO: NZWU). It is located to the south of Whanganui River, approximately 4 km from the centre of Whanganui. The airport was opened in 1954, and services to the airport began in November that year. In September 2013, Air New Zealand announced that it would withdraw services from Whanganui to Wellington and Taupo in December 2013. Sounds Air briefly took over the Wellington route, however this was later terminated on 15 May 2015. The airport has a single terminal with just two gates. Air Chathams now operates to Wanganui from Auckland.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations 
Air Chathams Auckland
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