Airport Amenities


Whanganui Airport features a number of customer oriented facilities. These include:

South Beach Cafe

Open 7 days a week with our friendly staff providing breakfast, brunch and snack options together with espresso coffee, teas and a wide range of cold drinks. A selection of iced confectionery is also available.   Home baking, with all food prepared on site, and out catering are the Cafe's specialties. If you are flying in with a group please give us a call – we will be happy to cater for your needs.

Landing and car parking fees can be paid at the Cafe

Normal hours of operation are:
Monday - Friday:  0600 -1700
Saturday: 0830 - 1330
Sunday:  0900 - 1600

Contact:   Elaine on
Phone:     06 348 0111
Fax:          06 348 7912
A/H           027 525 7994
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Terminal Hours

Outside the the above Cafe hours the Terminal is open one hour before the departure or arrival of any scheduled flight.  Again if outside the Cafe operating hours the Terminal will be closed 15 minutes after the departure or arrival of any scheduled flight.  If access to the Terminal is required outside the published Cafe or extended scheduled flight hours please contact the Operations Officer or the Maintenance and Security Officer.

Terminal Lounge

Its not the Koru club, but it is modern, bright and comfortable, and it is free. Facilities are also available for the changing of young children.

Visitor Information

A visitor kiosk is located in the entrance to the Baggage Claim area.  Direct dial options to various visitor services including Taxis, accommodation and dining providers is available together with brochures and general information on Wanganui and the surrounding area.

Baggage Claim

An enclosed area with direct external access to the short term car park is provided for baggage claim.

Personal luggage is normally available within minutes of the aircraft arrival.


Although endeavours are underway for improvements, the Telecom cell phone coverage at Whanganui Airport remains intermittent with 'best' reception reported to be in the vicinity of the Terminal main entrance or free car park.

Vodafone coverage is satisfactory throughout.

The Whanganui District Council is also investigating the possibility of introducing a wireless broadband service to the airport for visitors and waiting passengers.