Whanganui Airport

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Whanganui Airport
LocationWhanganui, New Zealand
Elevation AMSL27 ft / 8 m
Coordinates39°57′44″S 175°01′31″E / 39.96222°S 175.02528°E / -39.96222; 175.02528
WAG is located in North Island
Location of airport in North Island
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 2,877 877 Grass
11C/29C 4,521 1,378 Asphalt
11R/29L 2,756 840 Grass
11L/29R 1,654 504 Grass
14/32 2,959 902 Grass
Source: World Aero Data [1]

Whanganui Airport (named Wanganui Airport until 2016) is the airport that serves Whanganui, New Zealand (IATA: WAG, ICAO: NZWU). It is located to the south of Whanganui River, approximately 4km from the centre of Whanganui. The airport was opened in 1954, and services to the airport began in November that year.[2] In September 2013, Air New Zealand announced that it would withdraw services from Whanganui to Wellington and Taupo in December 2013. Sounds Air briefly took over the Wellington route, however this was later terminated on 15 May 2015.[3] The airport has a single terminal with just two gates. Air Chathams now operates to Wanganui with a Saab 340A and a Metroliner III.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Air Chathams Auckland[4][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Wanganui - Nzwu". World Aero Data. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  2. ^ http://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/assets/PDFs/history.pdf
  3. ^ "Sounds Air - The Fast Scenic Way to Cross Cook Strait". 3rd Level New Zealand. January 2018. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  4. ^ Takeflite. "Whanganui Schedule". Air Chathams.
  5. ^ "Air Chathams steps in as Air NZ pulls out of Whanganui". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 30 May 2016.

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