New Plymouth Airport Information

New Plymouth Airport (IATA: NPL) serves the city of New Plymouth, and the surrounding region of Taranaki. It is on the west coast of New Zealand's North Island, and geographically, is the closest airport in the country to Australia. Locally speaking, it is 11 km from the city centre, on the highway north to Auckland, and 4 km from the outer suburb/satellite town of Bell Block.

The airport is the 11th busiest airport in New Zealand. Beating Tauranga and Invercargill and just behind Rotorua. In October 2009, New Plymouth Airport was voted as the best regional airport in New Zealand.

The terminal is equipped with two check-in desks for Air New Zealand subsidiary carriers, rental car outlets, flight arrival and departure monitors, public toilets, a cafe, and a Koru Regional Lounge.

Here are some of the major Airlines that service New Plymouth Airport:

  • Air New Zealand
  • Air New Zealand operated by Air Nelson (Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington)

The above mentioned information is taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Plymouth_Airport