Here is some info on Wellington Airport:
Wellington International Airport (IATA: WLG, ICAO: NZWN) (formerly known as Rongotai Airport) is on the Rongotai isthmus, 7 km southeast of central Wellington, New Zealand's capital city.
It is a major domestic hub, and has links to the major cities of Australia. In 2005 it served 4.6 million passengers, and currently over 5 million passengers. The airport in recent months has experienced phenomenal growth rates (around 22%). As at the year to date (YTD) May 2008, 5,177,634 passengers passed through the airport, an increase of over 500,000 from the same time in the previous year.
Rongotai Airport started with a grass runway back in November 1929. The airport opened in 1935, but had later been closed down due to safety reasons on 27 September 1947 (grass surface often became unusable during winter months). During the closure, Paraparaumu Airport - 35 miles North from Wellington, picked up the slack, and became the country's busiest airport in 1949.
Some Major Airlines at Wellington Airport
- Air New Zealand
- Air Chathams
- Capital Air
- Virgin Blue operated by Pacific Blue
- Qantas operated by JetConnect
- Sounds Air
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