The Westport Airport Authority is a joint venture operation between the Buller District Council and the Ministry of Transport. Management and control of the airport is vested in the Buller District Council, who oversee operations on a day-to-day basis.
For further information on the Westport Airport, please contact Airport Chief Executive, Sonia Creswell on 03 280 8636 or you can email by clicking here.
Buller District Council and Sounds Air are delighted to announce their partnership in bringing the West Coast a new airline service following the departure of Air New Zealand in April 2015.
We are now able to deliver an improved schedule to residents which meet the needs of our business community alongside options for recreational users.
The new service utilises a modern pressurised nine seat aircraft – the Pilatus PC12. This high class, turbo prop, single engine passenger plane is supported by the renowned Swiss company Pilatus International.
Schedule from August 2016:
|Wpt - Well||6.15am||6.55am||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Well - Wpt||8.15am||8.55am||X||X||X||X||X|
|Wpt - Well||9.30am||10.10am||X||X||X|
|Well - Wpt||3.30pm||4.10pm||X||X||X|
|Wpt - Well||4.50pm||5.30pm||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Well - Wpt||6pm||6.40pm||X||X||X||X||X||X|
Online Fare: Adults- $199 Children- $179
Standard Fare: Adults- $219 Children- $199
Discounted Ten Trip Tickets available- Phone Reservations on 0800 505 005
For online Bookings click Here
There are currently two rental car companies based from the Westport Airport. For bookings or more information please contact the companies directly.
Other regular airport users include crop dusters, recreational flyers and business charter flights, with the New Zealand military forces utilising the airport on occasion for training purposes.
In 2008 Council commissioned a new fuel facility that sells Avgas and Jet A1, a BP swipe card is all you need to access this supply.
Also in 2008, Council installed a new Pilot activated runway lighting system, this can be turned on by approaching aircraft from 16kms away, on PAL 119 1 transmit 5 pulses of 0.3 Sec duration within 3 seconds activates the lights for 30 minutes.
For landing charges, click on the pdf below