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Wellington International Airport Code WLG

Airport Codes

ZIP CODE 67152

Airport coordinates

LAT / LON -41°-19'-37"S / 174°48'17"E


Weather Observations

Station ID: NZWN
Observation Time: 19/04/2021 7:24 pm

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About Wellington International Airport Code

Wellington International Airport code is WLG. This IATA code has been derived from New Zealand’s capital city Wellington where Wellington Airport (WLG) is located. This facility is nestled at an elevation of 42 meters above sea level and is home to Air New Zealand. 

About Wellington International Airport (WLG)

In 2017, Wellington International Airport (WLG) served more than 6 million passengers establishing itself as the third busiest airport in New Zealand. This facility is equipped with a single ILS runway that  allows movements of turboprop, narrow-body, and wide-body jet aircraft.

Wellington International Airport (WLG) Terminal

Located at the east of the airport, Wellington International Airport (WLG) terminal operates with three piers: South, South-West, and North-West. Spread across an area of 348,000 sq ft, the South Pier serves turboprop aircraft while the South-West Pier is primarily used by Air New Zealand jets and jetbridges. The North-West Pier is used by all international flights. 

Qantas and Virgin Australia have their lounges operating at the facility. The Regional Lounge, Domestic Lounge, and the International Lounge are the main attractions of the terminal. 

Nearest Airports to Wellington International Airport (WLG)

Christchurch International Airport : 309 km

Rotorua International Airport : 459 km 

Kapiti Coast Airport : 55   km 

Nelson Airport : 129 km 

Wanganui Airport : 193 km

Major Airlines Operating from Wellington International Airport (WLG)

Air Chatamas

Air Kaikoura 

Air New Zealand 

Fiji Airways 

Golden Bay Air

Jetstar Airways



Sounds Air

Virgin Australia

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
16-34 6,352 ft 148 ft Asphalt Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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