Gateway to the Central North Island

Sitting on the shore of Lake Rotorua, with the iconic Mokoia Island in the background, Rotorua Airport is a key gateway perfectly placed for exploring the region and the Central North Island. 

Rotorua Airport is currently going through some major development

Passengers travelling to and from Rotorua Airport are set to arrive at a fully refurbished terminal which truly reflects Rotorua, allowing us to welcome and farewell passengers with the manaakitanga (hospitality) Rotorua was built on.

Our Vision

Our vision is to have an airport Rotorua can be proud of, that welcomes and farewells passengers with the manaakitanga Rotorua was built on. We’re committed to ensuring Rotorua Airport can meet the demands of the future.

Our History

Since opening in 1964, Rotorua Airport has changed dramatically, much like the city itself. We’ve come a long way, but we’re already planning for the future.

Our Communities

Local

The local community that surrounds Rotorua Airport is made up of residents, iwi and local businesses that are key stakeholders in the day-to-day running of the airport.  

Airfield

From private charters to aviation clubs, Rotorua Airport welcomes a vast range of aviation enthusiasts.


Corporate

Learn about the behind the scenes running of the airport, with company information relating to noise control, annual reports and more. 

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Passenger growth continues as Rotorua Airport readies itself for the future

The number of people using Rotorua Airport continues to grow – jumping 7.7 per cent in the past financial year. The strong passenger numbers were revealed at the Airport’s annual general meetingRead more

Bikes to take over runway

It’s the one day of the year bikes replace planes on the runway at Rotorua Airport – and it’s again set to attract a big crowd. Family favourite Ride the Runway will take place on SundayRead more

Commercial Manager Vacancy

The Rotorua Airport is the gateway to the beautiful Bay of Plenty region and is an essential hub to the area.  Hosting 265,000 passengers per year with daily direct Air New Zealand services betweenRead more

Board Observer Opportunity

We’re looking for a Board Observer for Rotorua Regional Airport Ltd  - giving the candidate a self-development opportunity and exposure to the role of a CCO Board. Details below: Board Observer Read more

First phase of development complete

The first phase of Rotorua Airport’s terminal redevelopment is complete – with a new arrivals facility now welcoming visitors to Rotorua. The redevelopment includes new rental car kiosks, rest rRead more

Passenger numbers hit 10-year high

Passenger numbers travelling through Rotorua Airport have hit a 10-year high – and an upgrade of the airport’s terminal will better position the airport for further growth. Figures for the 2018Read more

Clean cars for good cause

For Jeff Hall, the more dirty cars the better. The Rotorua Airport firefighter will have the scrubbing brushes and hose ready on Thursday washing cars as part of his fundraising efforts ahead of hisRead more

Rotorua Airport records good year

The value of Rotorua Airport’s land has jumped in the past year, largely due to work underway to develop a masterplan for the airport’s future development and plans to build non-aviation revenue.Read more

Rotorua Airport welcomes extra flight capacity over summer season

Rotorua Airport is welcoming a significant increase in flight capacity in and out of Rotorua over the summer season. Air New Zealand expects to operate more than 6000 additional seats in and out ofRead more
 

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