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Welcome to Rotorua Airport

Welcome, Haere Mai

Rotorua Airport is proudly the 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. 

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 and 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.

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 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 News

Live Fire Training

After significant planning, Rotorua Airport Emergency Service team were able to conduct a live fire training exercise on-site. The exercise was designed to develop team coordination, firefightingRead more

New Chief Executive - Nicole Brewer

Ms Brewer brings with her more than 25 years’ experience in the aviation and tourism industries, including eight years’ experience with Air New Zealand and three years with Qualmark. TheRead more

Civil Aviation Bill

RRA’s comprehensive submission on the Civil Aviation Bill covers a number of concerns; in the interest of brevity this summary focuses on the three key points outlined below. Repeal of section 4ARead more

Searching for a 2021 Board Observer - Rotorua Regional Airport

Board Observer Rotorua Regional Airport Ltd Self-development and exposure to the role of a CCO board. Rotorua Airport Limited is searching for a candidate to sit as an observer on its Board ofRead more

Rotorua Airport to retain Air Traffic Control Tower

Air traffic control should remain at the Rotorua Airport, a Civil Aviation Authority review has found. In its review, the authority agreed with a Rotorua Regional Airport Limited assessment whichRead more

Rotorua Aerodrome 1920s to 1970s

This informative article was written by the team at Rotorua Library.Read more

RNZAF fleet to land in Rotorua Airport for 11-day exercise

Rotorua locals will have the chance to see the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s impressive fleet in action this month as Operation Wise Owl is conducted out of Rotorua Airport. The Royal New Zealand Read more

Rotorua Airport nominated for prestigious property award

Rotorua Airport’s innovative terminal redevelopment has been nominated in New Zealand’s most prestigious property awards for 2021. Hosted by Property Council New Zealand, the property IndustryRead more

Haere Mai Autumn 2021 Out Now

Check out our latest Haere Mai Magazine for Autumn 2021. Inside we celebrate winning the ‘Essential Business of the Year’ award at the regional business awards. Read more

Job Vacancy: Fire & Operations Team

Rotorua Airport - Gateway to the Beautiful Bay of Plenty Region. Full time role on a roster basis. Immediate start with Relocation Assistance available. Progressive organisation with opportunityRead more

Introducing our new Commercial Manager - Blair Simm

Blair Simm - Commercial Manager Blair joined the Rotorua Airport in February 2021 as the Commercial Manager, primarily responsible for driving the commercial side of the airport’s operations andRead more

Commercial Manager position available

Be part of the Senior Management Team Manage the delivery of key revenue and growth opportunities Based in Rotorua – the heart of the Bay of Plenty As the gate way to the Bay of Plenty Region,Read more

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