Wellington is the capital of New Zealand and its third largest city. It is well known for the culture, heritage buildings, museums, food and nightlife.
About the airport
The city is served by Wellington International Airport (IATA: WLG) located in the suburb of Rongotai, about 8 km from the city center. It is a secondary hub and focus city for Air New Zealand and its subsidiaries.
It is the third busiest airport in the country, linking the city to many New Zealand destinations by national and regional carriers. It also has links to major cities in eastern Australia and Fiji.
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The airport is located at the southern end of the North Island section of State Highway 1, which connects the airport to Wellington City via the Mount Victoria Tunnel. Several taxi and shuttle companies service the airport. Two Metlink bus routes also service the airport: route 91 “Airport Flyer” connects the airport with central Wellington and Wellington Railway Station, then Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt; route 11 (Seatoun) stops within a short walk from the airport and connects the airport to Porirua, Kapiti Coast and Wairarapa.
Airlines serving Wellington
There are 7 airlines serving Wellington, offering both domestic and international flights:
- Air New Zealand — New Zealand, Australia, Fiji
- JetStar — New Zealand
- Pacific Blue — New Zealand, Australia
- Sounds Air — New Zealand
- Air2There — New Zealand
- Golden Bay Air — New Zealand
- Qantas — Australia
Five charter companies also use this airport, offering leisure flights and tours.
Booking cheap flights to Wellington
When you look for cheap air tickets into Wellington, it’s a good idea to first look for cheap international airfare into Auckland and then book a domestic flight into Wellington. Alternatively, you might want to stop in Australia (Sydney, Brisbane) before booking a flight into Wellington. Make sure to book the seat ahead of time and always keep your eyes on the airline’s deals and frequent flyer programs.