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Hamilton Airport

(HLZ)

Hamilton, Auckland Region, New Zealand

IATA Code HLZ ICAO Code NZHN
City Hamilton Country/Region New Zealand (NZ)
Type

Airport (Aerodrome, Airfield)

Customs
Hub for
Latitude -37.8664 Longitude 175.335
Time Zone +12:00 Phone Number +64 7-848 9027
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Hamilton Airport (IATA: HLZ, ICAO: NZHN) is the eleventh-busiest airport in New Zealand by passenger traffic located 14 kilometres south of the city of Hamilton in the Waikato region, in New Zealand.  It is sited at Rukuhia, which was the name of the Royal New Zealand Air Force base on that site during World War II. In the year to 30 June 2011 the airport had 316,000 domestic and 46,000 international passengers. In 2017/18 there were 353,000 passengers, all domestic, 54% of them to Wellington and 37% to Christchurch

The airport currently accommodates many different types of aircraft, from piston-engined light aircraft to commercial turboprop aircraft such as the ATR 72. The airport can handle all light business jets as well as 40-to-80-seat regional jets such as the Embraer E195 and Bombardier CRJ200. Several airliners can operate from the airport including the 100-200 seat Boeing 737Boeing 757 and Airbus A320. The largest aircraft authorised to land at Hamilton is the 150-to-250-seat Boeing 767. Plans to increase runway length from 2,195m to 3,000m to attract larger aircraft and start Asian regional flights, have been considered. The airport has a single terminal building and 6 tarmac gates. The apron is capable of accommodating up to five A320/737-800 aircraft at once.

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