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 has recently completed a major renovation

Passengers travelling to and from Rotorua Airport will now 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


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.  


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


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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Searching for a Board Observer - Rotorua Regional Airport

Rotorua Airport Limited is searching for a candidate to sit as an observer on its Board of Directors.   This opportunity will provide an individual with first-hand exposure to the role of a board,Read more

FREE Signage Opportunities at Rotorua Airport

Rotorua Airport is offering free signage and interactive display packages to the Rotorua business community to help with growth post covid.  As part of Rotorua Airport's goal of supporting localRead more

Airways and Rotorua Airport have reached an agreement

Airways New Zealand and Rotorua Airport are pleased to have reached a commercial agreement that will see existing aerodrome control services retained at Rotorua Airport until May 2021.The airport isRead more

Rotorua – Christchurch flights returning next month

Rotorua Airport is welcoming the news that flights between Rotorua and Christchurch are set to resume next month, just in time for the July school holidays. It will mean Rotorua’s three keyRead more

More flights for Rotorua

Rotorua Airport is starting to welcome more flights – with the return of the Rotorua to Auckland route and extra flights added to the schedule for Queen’s Birthday Weekend. The flights toRead more

Rotorua Airport continuing to fight to keep air traffic control services

Rotorua Airport continuing to fight to keep air traffic control services. Rotorua Airport chief executive Mark Gibb is disappointed Airways has presented its decision to close Rotorua’s control towRead more

Flights resume at Rotorua Airport

Flights are set to resume at Rotorua Airport from Monday – and people visiting the airport will notice a significant difference with much of the redevelopment now complete. Air New Zealand willRead more

Rotorua Airport to now turn its focus to support the travel of essential services personel and medical flights.

With the deadline for Kiwi travellers to get home finishing at 11.59pm Friday night, Rotorua Airport will turn its focus to support the travel for those on the essential services list and medicalRead more

COVID-19 Update: Airport Remains Open

Rotorua Airport will remain open to support essential services as New Zealand moves in to Alert Level 4 tonight. Rotorua Airport Chief Executive Mark Gibb says the airport is currently operating atRead more

Operations Manager Role Available

As the gate way to the Bay of Plenty Region, for both business and tourism purposes, the Rotorua Airport is a business hub for many local tourist attractions and service functions, and acts as aRead more

Newly appointed observers of the board for Rotorua Airport

Rotorua Airport Limited has proudly appointed two new observers to the board. Grace Tuakana-Jones and Joanne McCracken have been selected from a large number of quality applicants and replace CharlotRead more

Terrace Airside to open at Rotorua Airport

A popular Rotorua eatery is spreading its wings to Rotorua Airport – with Terrace Kitchen’s new offshoot Terrace Airside to open as part of the terminal redevelopment early next year. The newRead more

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