Wellington International Airport (WLG)

In 2017, Wellington Airport 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.

General Information about Wellington International Airport

The following table is an overview of WLG Airport indicated below:

AirportWellington International Airport
Airport TypePublic
OwnerInfratil – 66%, Wellington City Council – 34%
OperatorWellington International Airport Ltd
Built In (Year)1959
ServesWellington, New Zealand
Hub forAir New Zealand, Sounds Air
Wellington Airport CodeWLG
Wellington Airport Terminals1
Wellington International Airport Runway1
Wellington International Airport Coordinates41°19′38″S 174°48′19″E
Wellington Airport AddressStewart Duff Drive, Rongotai, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
Official Websitehttps://www.wellingtonairport.co.nz/
Official Phone Number64 4 385 5100
Elevation13 m / 42 ft

Wellington Airport Code

WLG is the Airport code of Wellington Airport. 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. 


Wellington Airport Map

The Wellington Airport location Map is a useful tool for finding your way around the airport, and for planning your journey.

Wellington International Airport Runways

Wellington Airport (WLG) features one runways: 

16-346,352 ft148 ftAsphaltYes

Wellington Airport Terminals

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

Some of the closest airports to WLG Airport are:

Airlines Operating from Wellington International Airport (WLG)

The following airlines operate from Wellington Airport:

  • Air Chatamas
  • Air Kaikoura 
  • Air New Zealand 
  • Fiji Airways 
  • Golden Bay Air
  • Jetstar Airways
  • Originair
  • Qantas
  • Sounds Air
  • Virgin Australia

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