Whakatane Airport

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Whakatane Airport
Whakatane airport terminal, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, 2 April 2008.jpg
Whakatane airport terminal
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
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: WHKICAO: 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 and commercial helicopter operations.[citation needed]

The "excitingly different" terminal building was designed by Roger Walker[1] and completed in 1974.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Chathams Auckland[2]
Sunair Gisborne, Hamilton

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