Whakatane Airport

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Whakatane Airport
Whakatane airport terminal, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, 2 April 2008.jpg
Whakatane airport terminal


WHK is located in North Island
Location of airport in New Zealand
Location Whakatane, New Zealand
Elevation AMSL 20 ft / 6 m
Coordinates 37°55′14″S 176°54′51″E / 37.92056°S 176.91417°E / -37.92056; 176.91417
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: WHKICAO: NZWK) is an airport serving the town of Whakatane and surrounding tourist attractions (Mount Tarawera, White Island) in New Zealand.

Formerly Air New Zealand Link had flights to Auckland, operated by Eagle Airways with Beech 1900D aircraft. In November 2014, Air New Zealand announced that it will cease operating the Auckland-Whakatane route from April 2015.[1] Following the announcement, numerous airlines including Sunair[2] expressed interest in continuing the route themselves. This resulted in Air Chathams announcing in January 2015 a twice-daily service to Auckland, starting at the end of April.[3]

The airport also houses a flight school, agricultural aircraft and commercial helicopter operations.[citation needed]

The "excitingly different" terminal building was designed by Roger Walker[4] and completed in 1974.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Chathams Auckland[5]
Sunair Gisborne, Hamilton, Napier[6]

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