|Airport type||Public and Military|
|Operator||Marlborough Airport Ltd|
|Serves||Blenheim, New Zealand|
|Location||State Highway 6, Blenheim, New Zealand|
|Elevation AMSL||33 m / 109 ft|
|Statistics (2014 )|
Woodbourne Aerodrome (IATA: BHE, ICAO: NZWB) is a small, controlled aerodrome located 3NM (8 km) west of Blenheim in the South Island of New Zealand, on State Highway Six, Middle Renwick Road. Marlborough Airport (Company Name) is a busy regional airport co-located with RNZAF Base Woodbourne in the Wairau Valley on the north-eastern corner of the South Island of New Zealand. The airport has a single terminal and 7 tarmac gates.
Woodbourne was one of the first airports in New Zealand. Today it is one of the few remaining air force bases (RNZAF Base Woodbourne); with general maintenance and initial training conducted there.
It also serves as the civil airport for Blenheim. Runway 06R/24L was sealed for Fokker Friendships in 1961, and was one of the first regional airports in the country to take turboprop aircraft.
Today it has more frequent operations, with Air New Zealand's regional subsidiary Eagle Airways using Beechcraft 1900 and Air Nelson using Bombardier Q300 aircraft. The busiest route from Blenheim remains across the Cook Strait to Wellington, 80 km to the north-east; flights take only 25 minutes. Nightly Air Post flights operated by Fokker Friendship aircraft carry post from the North Island.
The terminal building is scheduled for major renovation in 2014 to cope with growing passenger demand and increased use by larger aircraft types. The redevelopment includes extension of the apron along with new check-in, baggage claim facilities and additional car parking.
The airport was the 12th busiest in New Zealand during the 2014 year based on passenger numbers.
Airlines and destinations
|Air New Zealand Link operated by Air Nelson||Auckland, Christchurch (begins 2 May 2016), Wellington|
|Air New Zealand Link operated by Eagle Airways||Christchurch (ends 1 May 2016), Wellington (ends 27 March 2016)|
|Air New Zealand Link
operated by Mount Cook Airline
|Auckland (begins 9 February 2016)|
|Air2there||Kapiti Coast, Nelson|
|Sounds Air||Kapiti Coast, Wellington, Westport |
operated by Alliance Airlines
|Charter: Te Anau|
Air New Zealand operate daily up to four flights to Auckland, eight flights to Wellington and three flights to Christchurch
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Marlborough Airport.|
- Airport information for NZWB at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
- Accident history for BHE / NZWB at Aviation Safety Network
- New Zealand AIP 4 AD