Palmerston North Airport

Palmerston North Airport is located on the outskirts of the suburb of Milson in Palmerston North, New Zealand, 5 km north-east of the city’s central area. Although it is called an international airport, it has stopped international services since 2008, and currently its only international flights will be those aircrafts who are waiting for clearance to continue to Wellington. Interesting to know, was that on 17 May 1998, ten people towed a fully fuelled [now defunct] Freedom Air Boeing 737-300 over 100 metres in 47 seconds, to celebrate the opening of the new runway extensions and the record was logged in the Guinness World Records! Other than commercial airlines, planes from training schools and fire rescue services also share the area. 

There is only one terminal for Palmerston North Airport. It is a two-storey building consisting of a cafeteria and bar, a bookstore, a Union Airways Gallery exhibition of early commercial flight in New Zealand and also an Air New Zealand Koru Lounge. Although the facilities may seem little compared to other airports, Palmerston North Airport provides great services which will make you feel at home throughout your transit at the airport. The airport provides free Wi-Fi and various internet kiosks making one ever-so-connected to the rest of the world - you could even sneak some work done before leaving the airport into the adventure land of New Zealand!

Arriving at least 30 minutes before a domestic flight is preferred to check your baggage in, otherwise just be at the boarding gate a mere 20 minutes before your flight with your boarding pass if you have no luggage to check in. All boarding calls are announced over the speaker system so you don’t have to worry about missing a flight, and gates are easily accessible due to the humble size of the airport. If you are arriving into Palmerston North, checked in baggage can be collected from the self-claim area at the eastern end of the Terminal.

There are various airport near the airport for those who have arrived late or wish to stay near the airport. The friendly ground staff will help you with any bookings and recommendations, as well as your itinerary queries.

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 Getting to & from the Airport

Driving hide 

Palmerston North Airport is located on the northern boundary of Palmerston North City in the Milson suburb.

Access the airport from either Airport Drive or McGregor Street.

Convenient and affordable parking options are available at the airport car park, fitted with automated pay stations, short and long-term parking options and dedicated Customer Service Officer assistance

Buses hide 

Super Shuttle (a door-to-door service) operates from the main taxi rank in front of the terminal building.

Taxi hide 

Few taxi operators are licensed to operate from the main taxi rank in front of the terminal building. If there are no taxis, you could make a call using the Freephone near the main arrivals doors, or the Freephone on the illuminated advertising panel.

Do note that a surcharge of $3 will be applicable for all airport pickups.

 Who flies to Palmerston North

 Airport Contact Details

Palmerston North Airport

PO Box 4384,
Palmerston North Int´l Airport,
Palmerston North,

Tel:+64 (0)6 3514415
Fax:+64 (0)6 3552262


 Location Details

Longitude:175° 37' 0'' E
Latitude:40° 19' 19'' S

 Airport Location

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