Ardmore Airport

Ardmore Airport

Ardmore Airport was established in 1943 at the request of the US Airforce for use as an operational base during WW II. Although construction was not completed until 1945, the Airport served as an important base for training New Zealand pilots for action in the Pacific, and as a training centre for returning servicemen as part of the demobilisation effort after the war.

Ardmore Airport is located on the southern fringe of the Auckland urban area, some 33km south of the central business district, 11km east of Manukau City and 5km north-east of Papakura township.

Ardmore has one sealed runway (Runway 03/21 1411m x 45m); and two grass runways (Runway 07/25 597m x 18m; and Runway 03/21 518m x 18m). There is a parallel taxiway to the south of the main sealed runway and two parallel taxiways connecting the northern side of the airfield with the main runway. Adjacent to these is an apron by the Tower where there is also an enclosure for sustained aircraft engine testing.


Ardmore Airport Limited covers an extensive range of airfield services including:

Ardmore Utilities Limited (AUL), a subsidiary of AAL provides:


Ardmore Airport Ltd PO Box 72 253, Papakura
Auckland 2244
New Zealand

Contact Info
(09) 298-9544

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