Whanganui is one of New Zealand's smallest airports. Developed in the 1930s, the single-terminal airport is less than 7km from the city centre.
As well as operating as a domestic airport, Whanganui Airport is a major NZ hub for training pilots.
Whanganui Airport is a keen supporter of the Fly Local NZ campaign.
Although Whanganui has previously welcomed the likes of Air New Zealand and Sounds Air on its runways, with direct flights to Taupo and Wellington, today there is just 1 airline that flies to 1 destination from Whanganui.
Although it's just a short flight, being in Auckland is like being in another world. Gone is the peaceful vibe of the River City and its tranquil charms, and instead you get the choice, vibrancy and liveliness of New Zealand's biggest city.
Among its many attractions, Auckland boasts the Sky Tower (with bungee jumping opportunities over the city), an abundance of galleries and museums, and day trips to nearby islands, mountains and hot springs.
Whanganui to Auckland (WAG to AKL)
Whanganui Airport (WAG) is around 7km from the city centre, which takes 10 minutes to travel in good traffic. A taxi fare from Victoria Avenue is likely to cost $25. If you're feeling active, you can walk to the airport in a touch more than an hour.
There are 2 car parks at the airport. The first is for casual parking, which is free but has a time limit of 1 hour, suitable for drivers picking up or dropping off passengers. The long-term car park is ideal for those driving themselves, with a fee of $10 a day.
It's recommended to arrive at the airport an hour before your flight.
While you wait, you can make use of the South Beach Cafe facilities, where you can get snacks and light meals, hot and cold drinks, and ice creams. There's also a free-to-use Terminal Lounge.
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Please note: all information is correct as of January, 2018.
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