Hawke's Bay Airport

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Hawke's Bay Airport
Air Nelson Q300.JPG
Air New Zealand Bombardier Q300 on the tarmac at Napier Airport, November 2005
Airport type Public
Owner Crown (50%)
Napier City (26%)
Hastings District (24%)
Operator Hawke's Bay Airport Ltd
Serves Hastings, New Zealand and Napier, New Zealand
Location State Highway 2, Westshore, Napier, New Zealand
Elevation AMSL 2 m / 7 ft
Coordinates 39°28′06″S 176°52′18″E / 39.46833°S 176.87167°E / -39.46833; 176.87167
Website www.hawkesbay-airport.co.nz
NPE is located in North Island
Location of airport in North Island
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 1,750 5,742 Asphalt
07/25 1,199 3,934 Asphalt/Grass
10/28 560 1,837 Grass
Statistics (July 2016 to July 2017)
Passengers (Total) 652,426[1]

Hawke's Bay Airport (IATA: NPEICAO: NZNR), sometimes referred to as Napier Airport, is Hawke's Bay's main commercial airport serving domestic flights to the main centres of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch as well as smaller centres such as Gisborne, Wairoa and Blenheim . The airport is permitted to allow limited international flights for aircraft with up to fourteen people on board by prior arrangement with Air Napier or Skyline Aviation.[citation needed]

452,000 travelers passed through the terminal in the 12 months to June 2013,[3] this increased to 652,426 in the 12 months to June 2017.[4]


The Airport is located in the Napier suburb of Westshore, and is sometimes referred to as Napier Airport. It is sited on the former Ahuriri Lagoon, an area which was raised above sea level by the 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake.

In 2010/11 the main runway was extended to 1750 metres with 240 metre Runway End Safety Areas at either end which is long enough to accommodate jet services (A320 aircraft) operated by Air New Zealand and Jetstar on domestic operations.[5] A terminal reconfiguration, along with a full-scale security fence, would be required before scheduled domestic jet services could commence. At this stage further development to enable trans-Tasman services is not planned. Hawke's Bay Airport has received resource consent from the Napier City Council to begin Stage 1 of a significant multimillion-dollar business park development.

In November 2013 - Hawke's Bay Airport announced advanced planning to further lengthen its main runway from 1750m to 1940m no later than 2018 and a significant terminal expansion and redevelopment to cope with significantly higher than projected annual increases in passengers numbers through the airport. The airport was also named New Zealand Regional Airport of the Year 2013.

In the financial year ending June 2017, the airport saw record numbers pass through its doors, at 652,426. It remains the 7th busiest airport in New Zealand.[6]

A smaller airport is located 22 km to the south, near Hastings called the Hastings Aerodrome. It is primarily used for flight training and recreational aviation which the Hawkes Bay Airport does not offer.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Napier Gisborne, Wairoa [7]
Air New Zealand Link
operated by Air Nelson
Christchurch, Wellington
Air New Zealand Link
operated by Mount Cook Airline
Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington
Jetstar Airways
operated by Eastern Australia Airlines[8]
Sounds Air Blenheim[10]

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