Hamilton International Airport

Hamilton International Airport

H Operationally Hamilton International Airport boasts the fourth longest commercial runway in New Zealand and provides travellers with a gateway to the Central North Island.

Prior to 1935 the airport started out as a "flying paddock", later serving as a maintenance base for aircraft during World War II before scheduled domestic passenger services commenced in the early 1950s.

Waikato Regional Airport Limited was formed in 1989 when the airport was sold by the crown to five local council authorities - Hamilton City Council, Waipa, Waikato, Matamata-Piako and Otorohanga District Councils.

Hamilton airport has grown rapidly since then with the introduction of international operations in 1996 and extensions to the terminal building and runway to cater for increased services.

In the last ten years over 1 million people have flown internationally through HIA and 2.7 million have flown domestically.

Domestic Services

The airport began domestic services in the early 1950s. A further domestic terminal was built in 1995 when Ansett NZ commenced scheduled services from Hamilton Airport.

Qantas NZ took over the Ansett operation in September 2000 and closed in April 2001. Origin Pacific was operating daily services to Nelson until August 2006.

Today Air New Zealand and Sun Air offer domestic travel connections to destinations throughout NZ.

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Hamilton International Airport Airport Road, RD 2
Hamilton 3282
New Zealand

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0064 7 848 9027
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