Westport has one of the smaller airports in New Zealand, currently with just 1 route available.
Don't be surprised to see non-commerical aircraft, such as crop dusters or military planes, also making use of the runway.
Top Westport domestic flight routes
At the moment, there's just 1 route available from Westport – over the Cook Strait to capital Wellington.
This flight is operated by Sounds Air. This 45-minute flight is available 15 times a week, with direct options available every day. This journey is flown in a single-engine, 9-seater plane.
Mondays, Thursday and Fridays have 3 flights a day (leaving at 6.15am, 9.30am and 4.45pm), Tuesdays and Wednesdays have 2 flights, while Saturdays and Sundays have 1 flight each.
During the week, there are an equal number of flights to and from Wellington, but this isn't true of the weekend. On Saturday there are no flights from Wellington to Westport, however there are 2 on Sundays.
Once you get to Wellington Airport, it’s possible to connect to a wide variety of domestic and international flights.
Popular domestic flights from Westport
Westport to Wellington (WSZ to WLG)
Departing from Westport
Westport Airport (WSZ) is a small airport with a single terminal. Because the airport is small, it has a laid-back atmosphere and it's hard to get lost.
It's a short 10-minute drive from the town centre, and free parking is available for up to 3 hours. Paid parking starts at $5 for same-day return, up to $40 for a full week.
For all flights from Westport Airport, Sounds Air check-in desks open 1 hour before departure.
Although small, the terminal is cosy. Redevelopments in 2007 and 2008 helped bring up the standards in many ways, although if you're looking for facilities like ATMs and Wi-Fi, you'll be disappointed.
For arriving passengers, however, car hire is available through Avis and Hertz.
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Please note: all information is correct as of April, 2018.
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