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


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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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

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

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