Okiwi Airfield

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Okiwi Airfield
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorAuckland Council
LocationGreat Barrier Island
Elevation AMSL10 ft / 3 m
Coordinates36°08′47″S 175°25′08″E / 36.14639°S 175.41889°E / -36.14639; 175.41889Coordinates: 36°08′47″S 175°25′08″E / 36.14639°S 175.41889°E / -36.14639; 175.41889[1]
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NZOX is located in New Zealand Auckland
NZOX
NZOX
Location of Okiwi Airfield
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 2,461 750[2] Bitumen

Okiwi Airfield (ICAO: NZOX), also called Okiwi Station Airfield, is a small airfield located near the village of Okiwi on Great Barrier Island. It has a single bitumen runway, and a small terminal in the form of a wooden hut. The airfield is owned by Auckland Council and is used for both general aviation and commercial flights operated by Barrier Air and Fly My Sky.

History[edit]

Okiwi Airfield originally consisted of a grass airstrip which was prone to flooding during bad weather and regularly had to be closed through the winter. In November 2013, work commenced on sealing the runway in order to alleviate these issues and attract more commercial operators to the airfield. The new runway took 6 months and $1.5 million to build and opened on 2 May 2014.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Barrier Air Auckland, Claris, North Shore [4]
Flight Hauraki Ardmore, Claris, Waiheke [5]
Fly My Sky Auckland, Claris

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Site Information for NZOX in Okiwi Station Airport, AUK, New Zealand". 36.1464;175.419006: Weather.gladstonefamily.net. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  2. ^ (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20110919130914/http://www.aip.net.nz/pdf/NZOX.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 September 2011. Retrieved 22 September 2014. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Blocked". Tflite.com. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Island Hopper Service". Flight Hauraki. Archived from the original on 1 June 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2015.

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