Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Blenheim Airport Car Rental

Image by Phillip Capper, Flickr Creative Commons
Woodbourne Aerodrome (IATA: BHE) is a small, controlled aerodrome located 3NM (8 km) west of Blenheim in the South Island of New Zealand, on State Highway Six, Middle Renwick Road.

Woodbourne was one of the first airports in New Zealand. Today it is one of the few remaining air force bases (RNZAF Base Woodbourne); with general maintenance and initial training conducted there. Woodbourne also serves as the civil airport for Blenheim. Runway 06R/24L was sealed for Fokker Friendships in 1961, and was one of the first regional airports in the country to take turboprop aircraft.

Today it has more frequent operations, with Air New Zealand's regional subsidiary Eagle Airways using Beechcraft 1900 and Air Nelson using Bombardier Q300 aircraft. The busiest route from Blenheim remains across the Cook Strait to Wellington, 80 km to the north-east; flights take only twenty five minutes, and Eagle Airways operates 13 each weekday. Sometimes an Air National Jetstream 32 is chartered by the airline to augment operations. Eagle Airways also operates flights to Christchurch and Auckland.

Here are some of the major Airlines that service Blenheim Airport :

  • Air New Zealand operated by Air Nelson
  • Air New Zealand operated by Eagle Airways
  • Air2there
  • Sounds Air

The above mentioned information is taken from:

To book a car rental at Blenheim airport, visit the following link: Blenheim Airport Car Hire

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