Gisborne Airport

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Gisborne Airport
Gisborne Airport Logo.PNG


GIS is located in North Island
Location of airport in North Island
Airport type Public
Operator The Eastland Group
Location Gisborne
Elevation AMSL 15 ft / 5 m
Coordinates 38°39′48″S 177°58′42″E / 38.66333°S 177.97833°E / -38.66333; 177.97833
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14R/32L 4,298 1,310 Asphalt
03/21 3,773 1,150 Grass
09/27 3,839 1,170 Grass
14L/32R 2,503 763 Grass

Gisborne Airport (IATA: GISICAO: 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[edit]

On 16 December 2004, Gisborne District Council (who own 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[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Napier Napier, Wairoa
Air New Zealand Link operated by Air Nelson Auckland, Wellington (begins 1 August 2016)
Air New Zealand Link operated by Eagle Airways Wellington (ends 31 July 2016)[1]
Sunair Hamilton, Whakatane[2]


NZAIP Volume 4 AD

The Eastland Group Website

See also[edit]


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