Invercargill Airport

Invercargill Airport

Invercargill is situated on the south coast of the South Island of New Zealand and located close to the southern tourist attractions of Queenstown, Fiordland, Stewart Island and the Catlins.


The airport is only 3 km from the centre of the bustling provincial city of Invercargill (population 50,000). Air New Zealand operates regular scheduled services connecting Invercargill with most of other New Zealand airports. Regular scheduled services to Stewart Island are operated by Stewart Island Flights.

The airport has a modern terminal building and international arrival and departure facilities are also available. It has a sealed runway length of 2,210 metres.

The airport's first scheduled service was in 1944 by Union Airways' Lockheed 10 Electra flying from Dunedin. When the Government nationalised all airlines in 1947, this was downgraded to a deHavilland Dominie as the new international standards for airports were enforced at the same time. Once the new paved runway was created in the 1950s, Douglas DC-3s began operating. The runway was lengthened periodically over the years to cater for more modern types such as Fokker F27s, Vickers Viscounts, Jetstream 31 & 41's, Boeing 737s, and BAe 146. Terminal facilities have followed suit but have always been found wanting however Invercargill is the only provincial airport in New Zealand to have a Jetway Installed thus making IVC a very unique airport in its own right.

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Location

Invercargill Airport PO Box 1203
Invercargill 9840
New Zealand

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