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Rotorua International Airport

A Boeing 737-300 of the now defunct Freedom Air taxis along Runway 36L on 26 October 2005
Airport information
Airport typePublic
OperatorRotorua Regional Airport Limited
ServesRotorua and inland Bay of Plenty
LocationRotokawa, Rotorua, New Zealand
Elevation285 m (936 ft)

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Rotorua International Airport is an airport in Rotorua, New Zealand .

It originally opened in 1963, with a 1378m x 30m sealed runway so that it could accommodate National Airways Corporation's Douglas DC-3 and Fokker F27 aircraft, replacing the old Whakarewarewa Aerodrome. The old Aerodrome was just north of Sala Street and is now a suburban area.

Today it has more frequent operations, with Air New Zealand's regional subsidiary's. The busiest route is from Rotorua to Christchurch which is operated by Mount Cook Airlines using the ATR 72-500 aircraft. Sometimes an Air New Zealand Boeing 737-300 operates these flights. Currently the largest aircraft servicing the airport are Air New Zealand's Airbus A320s which operate on the Rotorua to Sydney route.

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