Greymouth Airport

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Greymouth Airport
IATA: GMNICAO: NZGM
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Grey District Council
Location Greymouth
Elevation AMSL 14 ft / 4 m
Coordinates 42°27′42″S 171°11′24″E / 42.46167°S 171.19000°E / -42.46167; 171.19000Coordinates: 42°27′42″S 171°11′24″E / 42.46167°S 171.19000°E / -42.46167; 171.19000
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
01/19 3,579 1,091 Bitumen

Greymouth Airport (IATA: GMNICAO: NZGM) is a small, uncontrolled aerodrome located in the suburb of Blaketown, 1 Nautical mile (1.9 km) south of the Greymouth CBD on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

The aerodrome is operated by the Grey District Council and is available for general use without notice to the operator.

The most recent commercial flights were operated by Air West Coast which began on 8 November 2002 direct to Westport then onto Wellington and to Christchurch. These services were discontinued on the 1 August 2008. Due to high costs and strong competition from Air New Zealand.[1] Coast Air operated a daily de Havilland Twin Otter service to Christchurch and Nelson from 1986 to 1988. Today there are no scheduled flights using the airport. Charter flights can be arranged with Air West Coast. One such charter collects passengers off the TranzAlpine train at Greymouth station and fly them back to Christchurch over Mt Cook and the Glaciers.[2]

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