Nelson airport crowned New Zealand's best regional airport

travel 10/09/2020

With the global pandemic meaning we are confined to the spaces of our beautiful country for the next wee while, Newshub ran a travel-inspired poll asking Kiwis which regional airport they believed to be the best.

Thousands of NZers voted in the poll, and a top 10 was crowned with Nelson Airport earning the top spot.

Sally Russ, Nelson Airport's airline partnership and landside operations manager says as with all Kiwi experiences, it's about the people.

"Our staff have a sense of pride. We have created a 'wow' welcome experience for our region with our outstanding terminal built to really show you that you've landed somewhere special, somewhere our community is proud of. After all, Nelson Tasman is just a bit special!" says Russ.

New Zealand's Top Regional Airports

  1. Nelson Airport
  2. New Plymouth Airport
  3. Gisborne Airport
  4. Tauranga Airport
  5. Whakatane Airport
  6. Rotorua Airport
  7. Palmerston North
  8. Hamilton Airport
  9. Invercargill Airport
  10. Hawke's Bay Airport
  11. Whangarei District Airport
  12. Whanganui Airport
  13. Marlborough Airport
  14. Hokitika Airport