|IATA: GIS – ICAO: NZGS
|Operator||The Eastland Group|
|Elevation AMSL||15 ft / 5 m|
Gisborne Airport (IATA: GIS, ICAO: NZGS) is a regional airport on the outskirts of Gisborne on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand. Gisborne Airport is one of the few airports in the world that has a railway line, the Palmerston North - Gisborne Line, crossing the main runway. The airport has a single terminal with two tarmac gates.
Eastland Group Management
On 16 December 2004, Gisborne District Council (who previously owns and previously operated the airport) voted to let Eastland Group manage the airport and lease the assets from 1 April 2005. Gisborne District Council still remains owner of the assets. The lease runs for 15 years with an option to extend it for a further 15 years.
Quote from Eastland Group's Website
Eastland Group pay's Gisborne District Council an annual rental fee indexed to passenger numbers and is accountable for all capital investment. It bears all risk associated with the airports profitability, eliminating the need for ratepayer subsidy.
Over the next five years, Eastland Group plans to maintain and upgrade the airports existing assets and expand its capabilities. Some of this has already shown with the establishment of the new airport cafe 'V2', new airport logo and many other improvements.
Airlines and destinations
|Air Napier||Napier, Wairoa|
|Air New Zealand Link operated by Air Nelson||Auckland|
|Air New Zealand Link operated by Eagle Airways||Auckland (ends 8 February 2015), Wellington|
|Sunair||Hamilton, Napier, Rotorua, Tauranga|
NZAIP Volume 4 AD
- Airport information for NZGS at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.