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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 is currently carrying out an aeronautical study for the Civil Aviation Authority to determine what aerodrome control services are required for Rotorua. Depending on the outcome of the study, Airways and the airport may enter new commercial negotiations to determine if Airways will provide a future servi...

July 17, 2020

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 key sectors, which include Auckland and Wellington, are back operating, opening the doors for tourism and business travellers. The Christchurch/Rotorua route will operate as a daily return service, with twice daily flights over the July school holidays. Chief executive Mark Gibb says it’s fantastic to see the...

June 10, 2020

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 to Auckland restarted this week and additional flights have been put on to Rotorua for Queen’s Birthday weekend on both the Auckland and Wellington routes. Rotorua Airport chief executive Mark Gibb says it’s great to see more flights returning to the airport as people begin to travel again. “We know the ...

May 30, 2020

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 tower as a done deal – saying the Airport company is still doing everything it can to fight the closure. The two parties decided on Monday to head towards an arbitration process, but in parallel, to explore commercial alternatives to see Air Traffic Control services retained at Rotorua Airport. The mo...

May 21, 2020

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 will initially operate two return flights a day to Wellington. From May 25, a daily return flight to Auckland will resume, with more flights expected from the end of May as a more comprehensive schedule is introduced. Chief executive Mark Gibb says at this stage there are no flights between Rotorua and Chris...

May 12, 2020

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 medical flights. Rotorua Airport Chief Executive Mark Gibb says staff from across the Airport – and its partners such as Air New Zealand – put in a significant amount of work over the past few days to help get people home. “I’m really proud of efforts our team have gone to – working together – to en...

March 27, 2020

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 at Alert Level 3 and will move to Alert Level 4 at 11.59pm tonight – in line with the Government’s announcement. “Our immediate focus is to support essential travel to enable the travelling public, friends and whānau to get to where they need to be,” says Gibb. “From Thursday, we will move to ...

March 25, 2020

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 a pivotal component in the infrastructure of our local economy.  On behalf of the Rotorua Airport we are now recruiting for an experienced and capable Operations Manager to lead a team of established and dedicated safety professionals and essentially take accountability for Fire, Safety and Security ...

January 7, 2020

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 Charlotte Schimanski and Danielle Auld who finished their 12 month placement through the programme in November. Grace is the owner of Safety Talks Limited which specialises in Health and Safety services for the construction industry, mainly commercial. The company offers Health and Safety management system...

December 17, 2019

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 new restaurant will cater for passengers travelling through the airport, but is also expected to provide another café option for residents and workers on the eastern side of the city. Travellers and visitors to the airport will get a taste of what’s to come from tomorrow with Terrace Kitchen operating a ...

November 28, 2019

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 meeting today highlighting a successful year for the airport. For the 12 month period ending 30 June, 2019 the airport catered for 265,443 passengers - the highest in 10 years.  Growth across all three destinations – Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch - led to the increase, with Wellington travel t...

November 15, 2019

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 Sunday (November 3) with a range of activities on site including the opportunity to bike on the runway, the mascot challenge, music, activity and entertainment areas and food and drinks. Organiser Mark Leishman says the event is totally unique and is always a family favourite, offering a free morning’s entertai...

October 29, 2019

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 between Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. This is a new role within the Airport structure and will report directly to the Chief Executive, whilst working closely with other members of the management team. Essentially this role will be responsible for identifying and maximising commercial activities ...

October 24, 2019

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 Rotorua Regional Airport LtdSelf-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 of Directors.  This opportunity provides first-hand exposure to the role of a board, its decision making and operations,...

October 23, 2019

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 room facilities and storage space, with passengers arriving into a large new area. The work comes as Rotorua Airport has recorded its highest passenger numbers in a decade, with more than 265,000 people travelling through the airport in the year to June 2019. Rotorua Airport chief executive Mark Gibb s...

September 23, 2019

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 2018 year showed more than 253,854 passenger movements through Rotorua Airport – 12,551 more than the previous year and the highest number since 2008. Presenting his quarterly report to Rotorua Lakes Council’s operations and monitoring committee, Rotorua Airport chief executive Mark Gibb says the posit...

March 6, 2019

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 his fourth Sky Tower Stair Challenge. The popular annual Sky Tower event is a fundraiser for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand. Between 9am and 1pm he’ll be washing cars on site at Rotorua Airport, asking for a donation in return. Alongside him will be fellow firefighter from Gisborne, Quentin Ham...

February 8, 2019

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. Rotorua Airport chief executive Mark Gibb says financially the surplus and passenger movements are both ahead of target and the value of Rotorua Lakes Council’s interest in Rotorua Airport is now $48 million compared to $30 million the previous financial year. The increase in the value comes as Ro...

December 20, 2018

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 of Rotorua from December to March, compared with the same period last year. The extra capacity follows on from Air New Zealand’s decision in April to reinstate the early morning flight to Wellington, following strong lobbying from the city. Air New Zealand head of regional affairs Reuben Levermore say...

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