Whakatane Airport

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Whakatane Airport
Whakatane airport terminal, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, 2 April 2008.jpg
Whakatane airport terminal
LocationWhakatane, New Zealand
Elevation AMSL20 ft / 6 m
Coordinates37°55′14″S 176°54′51″E / 37.92056°S 176.91417°E / -37.92056; 176.91417
WHK is located in North Island
Location of airport in New Zealand
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09R/27L 2,461 750 Grass
09L/27R 4,200 1,280 Asphalt
Source: World Aero Data [1]
Whakatane Airport terminal.

Whakatane Airport (IATA: WHK, ICAO: NZWK) is an airport serving the town of Whakatane and surrounding tourist attractions (Mount Tarawera, White Island) in New Zealand.

Air Chathams operates daily flights to Auckland with a Metroliner III and a DC-3 Dakota. Sunair also provides flights to Hamilton and Gisborne with a Piper Aztec.

Colourful Air Chathams Fairchild Metroliner on the tarmac at Whakatane Airport. The aircraft is used exclusively by the airline to maintain a scheduled air service between the Bay of Plenty town and Auckland International Airport.

The airport also houses a flight school, agricultural aircraft, fixed wing tourist flights and commercial helicopter operations[1].[citation needed]

The "excitingly different" terminal building was designed by Roger Walker[2] and completed in 1974. In 2019, Heritage New Zealand listed the airport terminal as a Category I Historic Place.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Air Chathams Auckland[4]
Sunair Gisborne, Hamilton

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Airport". Whakatane District Council. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  2. ^ Home and Building, vol 37, no. 6, 1975
  3. ^ "Whakatāne Airport Terminal". Heritage New Zealand. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Whakatane Air Services". Air Chathams Ltd.

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