Airport Operations

REGIONAL TERMINAL

Airport infrastructure

  • Compact footprint all aviation activity concentrated around existing sealed runway

  • Runway side safety clearances achieved and airport meets all Civil Aviation Authority requirements for safe and efficient operation of SAAB 340 – ATR72 sized aircraft

  • Noise berm for new western residential area

  • Existing airport wetlands retained to provide natural drainage, open space and habitat

Scheduled services using aircraft of up to

30-68

seats 

(SAAB 340 and ATR72)

5 years

Runway life extended

Airport remains fully operational and useful.

 

Less than half current land area needed for aviation use  (~45% of the 130 hectares).

Services & Viability
 

  • Dynamic and positive management committed to a viable airport for long term

  • Greater confidence and better terminal will encourage scheduled operators to invest in Kāpiti services.

  • Expanded provision for hangers and aviation business to encourage General Aviation use

  • Use already tracking towards where airport aviation income can balance annual operating costs, with careful control of expenses

  • Compact Airport Development Zone 
    (Retail and business) to meet remaining longer run costs

2021 movements already exceed pre-Covid levels.

By 28%

Additional income from leases covers longer term infrastructure renewals. 

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Compact development zone covers long run costs.

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Compact development zone covers long run costs.

Airport remains fully operational and useful.

Existing airport wetlands retained.

Noise barrier for new residential area. 

New look airport ideally set up for tomorrow’s zero emission aircraft connecting Kāpiti directly to other centres–strategic asset for future of Kāpiti.

 

Confidence in future and better terminal encourages scheduled operators to invest in Kāpiti services.
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