The Nelson Airport or as it is in Maori Te Papa Waka Rererangi Whakatu is the local airport for the Nelson region. The airport is located on 8 kilometres from the heart of Nelson, and takes about 15 minutes by car or taxi. We have a huge range of campervan rentals Nelson Airport provides.
It is the sixth busiest airport in New Zealand in relation to passenger traffic, and around 1.2 million passengers go through the terminal every year. Building the airport was kicked off in 1937. It was granted the right to accept private international jets after being granted a restricted international licence in 2006.
The airport handles approximately one take -off or landing every six minutes during its hours of operation, and is the eighth busiest airport in New Zealand with regards to aircraft movements. NSN is the IATA code of the airport. The terminal building itself has nine departure and arrival gates.
Regional flights are operated by Air Nelson, who fly under the name of Air New Zealand Link in small Dash 8 aircraft. The parent company Air New Zealand recently sank 30 million dollars into increasing their servicing capabilities at the airport, with the construction of technical and engineering workshops.