Tauranga Airport is the 5th busiest controlled airport in the country air traffic wise. In 2011 there were 72,000 air movements with 245,000 passengers passing through the terminal.
The airport has the most diverse range of air operations in the country.
The main runway was extended to 1825m long in 1998 and is capable of handling up to, and including, Boeing 737-800 and Airbus 320 aircraft. There are no plans for Tauranga to become an international airport. The airport is a 24 hour, seven day a week operation. Air traffic control is provided between 6.30am and 9:00pm.
There are 70 hangars on the airfield with about 110 fixed wing and 15 rotary wing aircraft based on the airfield.
It is the home of Tauranga Aero, Gliding and Microlight Clubs, Bay Flight International, Gyrate NZ, Tauranga Tandem Skydive, Sunair Aviation, Oceania Helicopters (Tauranga) and Classic Flyers where you can tour the aviation museum, have a flight in a classic aircraft and enjoy great food and beverage.
Last Reviewed: 17/02/2014