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WLG Airport Information:
|IATA / ICAO Codes:||WLG / NZWN|
|Airport Name:||Wellington International Airport|
|Location:||Wellington, New Zealand|
|GPS Coordinates:||41°19'37"S by 174°48'19"E|
|Area Served:||Wellington, New Zealand|
|Operator/Owner:||Infratil, Wellington City Council|
|Elevation:||42 feet (13 meters)|
|# of Runways:||1|
|View all routes:||Routes from WLG|
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Facts about Wellington International Airport (WLG):
- The closest airport to Wellington International Airport (WLG) is Kapiti Coast Airport (PPQ), which is located 31 miles (49 kilometers) NNE of WLG.
- A full-length runway extension, to accommodate long-haul aircraft such as the Boeing 747, has been previously investigated, but would require expensive land reclamation into Lyall Bay, and massive breakwater protection from Cook Strait.
- Because of Wellington International Airport's relatively low elevation of 42 feet, planes can take off or land at Wellington International Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
- Wellington has a reputation for sometimes rough and turbulent landings, even in larger aircraft, due to the channelling effect of Cook Strait creating strong and gusty winds, especially in pre frontal north westerly conditions.
- The airport, in addition to linking many New Zealand destinations with national and regional carriers, also has links to major cities in eastern Australia.
- The furthest airport from Wellington International Airport (WLG) is Salamanca-Matacán Airport (SLM), which is nearly antipodal to Wellington International Airport (meaning Wellington International Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Salamanca-Matacán Airport), and is located 12,406 miles (19,966 kilometers) away in Salamanca, Spain.
- Wellington International Airport (WLG) currently has only 1 runway.
- In April 2006, Air New Zealand and Qantas announced that they proposed to enter into a codeshare agreement, arguing that it would be necessary in order to reduce empty seats and financial losses on trans-Tasman routes.
- At 2,081 metres, Wellington's runway is shorter than some New Zealand domestic airport runways.