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WRE Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: WRE / NZWR
Airport Name: Whangarei Airport
Location: Whangarei, New Zealand
GPS Coordinates: 35°46'5"S by 174°21'54"E
Operator/Owner: Whangarei District Airport
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 133 feet (41 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Whangarei Airport (WRE):

  • On 19 November 1955 a Tiger Moth owned by the Northland Districts Aero Club crashed into Whangarei Harbour and two people were injured.
  • Because of Whangarei Airport's relatively low elevation of 133 feet, planes can take off or land at Whangarei 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.
  • Whangarei has several scheduled flight destinations, the furthest away being Wellington at 626 km.
  • The control tower was closed down in 1988 as the airport was too small to warrant the service.
  • Ansett went into liquidation in 2001, and this resulted in Air New Zealand's subsidary Eagle Airways being the only major airline operating out of the airport.
  • The WDC predicts a high growth rate in aircraft movements over the next 15 years, potentially reaching 45,500 aircraft movements by 2027.
  • The furthest airport from Whangarei Airport (WRE) is Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport (TNG), which is nearly antipodal to Whangarei Airport (meaning Whangarei Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport), and is located 12,421 miles (19,989 kilometers) away in Tangier, Morocco.
  • The airport has a modern air-conditioned terminal building with free wifi and a cafeteria, which services Air New Zealand's subsidiaries, Eagle Airways and Air Nelson.
  • Whangarei Airport (WRE) has 2 runways.
  • The closest airport to Whangarei Airport (WRE) is Dargaville Aerodrome (DGR), which is located 29 miles (47 kilometers) WSW of WRE.
  • This upgrade allowed Air New Zealand, through its subsidary airline Air Nelson, start trialing flights with their new Bombardier Q300 aircraft.

Map of Nearest Airports from Whangarei Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Whangarei Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
128.93 miles (46.56 km) WSWDargaville Aerodrome (DGR)Dargaville, New ZealandView Dargaville Aerodrome on a map Set DGR as destination Airport Get more information about Dargaville Aerodrome
237.73 miles (60.72 km) NWKaikohe Aerodrome (KKO)Kaikohe, New ZealandView Kaikohe Aerodrome on a map Set KKO as destination Airport Get more information about Kaikohe Aerodrome
343.24 miles (69.58 km) NWKerikeri Airport (KKE)Kerikeri, New ZealandView Kerikeri Airport on a map Set KKE as destination Airport Get more information about Kerikeri Airport
469.97 miles (112.61 km) ESEGreat Barrier Aerodrome (GBZ)Great Barrier Island, New ZealandView Great Barrier Aerodrome on a map Set GBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Great Barrier Aerodrome
577.61 miles (124.91 km) NWKaitaia Airport (KAT)Kaitaia, New ZealandView Kaitaia Airport on a map Set KAT as destination Airport Get more information about Kaitaia Airport
688.88 miles (143.04 km) SSEAuckland Airport (AKL)Mangere, New ZealandView Auckland Airport on a map Set AKL as destination Airport Get more information about Auckland Airport
793.49 miles (150.46 km) SSEArdmore Airport (AMZ)Ardmore, New ZealandView Ardmore Airport on a map Set AMZ as destination Airport Get more information about Ardmore Airport
895.16 miles (153.15 km) SECoromandel Aerodrome (CMV)Coromandel, New ZealandView Coromandel Aerodrome on a map Set CMV as destination Airport Get more information about Coromandel Aerodrome
9116.52 miles (187.52 km) SEThames Aerodrome (TMZ)Thames, New ZealandView Thames Aerodrome on a map Set TMZ as destination Airport Get more information about Thames Aerodrome
10154.53 miles (248.69 km) SSEHamilton International Airport (HLZ)Hamilton, New ZealandView Hamilton International Airport on a map Set HLZ as destination Airport Get more information about Hamilton International Airport
11155.71 miles (250.60 km) SSEMatamata Airport (MTA)Matamata, New ZealandView Matamata Airport on a map Set MTA as destination Airport Get more information about Matamata Airport
12166.19 miles (267.45 km) SETauranga Airport (TRG)Tauranga, New ZealandView Tauranga Airport on a map Set TRG as destination Airport Get more information about Tauranga Airport
13194.36 miles (312.80 km) SSERotorua International Airport (ROT)Rotorua, New ZealandView Rotorua International Airport on a map Set ROT as destination Airport Get more information about Rotorua International Airport
14204.87 miles (329.71 km) SEWhakatane Airport (WHK)Whakatane, New ZealandView Whakatane Airport on a map Set WHK as destination Airport Get more information about Whakatane Airport
15224.11 miles (360.68 km) SNew Plymouth Airport (NPL)New Plymouth, New ZealandView New Plymouth Airport on a map Set NPL as destination Airport Get more information about New Plymouth Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Whangarei Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Whangarei Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,420.73 miles (19,989.18 km) ETangier Ibn Battouta Airport (TNG)Tangier, MoroccoView Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport on a map Set TNG as destination Airport Get more information about Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport
212,416.46 miles (19,982.31 km) WNWCeuta Heliport (JCU)Ceuta, SpainView Ceuta Heliport on a map Set JCU as destination Airport Get more information about Ceuta Heliport
312,415.42 miles (19,980.64 km) NWSania Ramel Airport (TTU)Tétouan, MoroccoView Sania Ramel Airport on a map Set TTU as destination Airport Get more information about Sania Ramel Airport
412,415.42 miles (19,980.64 km) NWSania Ramel Airport (SII)Sidi Ifni, MoroccoView Sania Ramel Airport on a map Set SII as destination Airport Get more information about Sania Ramel Airport
512,405.91 miles (19,965.33 km) NNWGibraltar International Airport (GIB)GibraltarView Gibraltar International Airport on a map Set GIB as destination Airport Get more information about Gibraltar International Airport
612,365.30 miles (19,899.97 km) NNEJerez Airport (XRY)Jerez de la Frontera, SpainView Jerez Airport on a map Set XRY as destination Airport Get more information about Jerez Airport
712,347.73 miles (19,871.70 km) NWMálaga Airport (AGP)Málaga, SpainView Málaga Airport on a map Set AGP as destination Airport Get more information about Málaga Airport
812,327.82 miles (19,839.65 km) WNWCherif Al Idrissi Airport (AHU)Al Hoceima, MoroccoView Cherif Al Idrissi Airport on a map Set AHU as destination Airport Get more information about Cherif Al Idrissi Airport
912,321.88 miles (19,830.09 km) NSeville Airport (SVQ)Seville, SpainView Seville Airport on a map Set SVQ as destination Airport Get more information about Seville Airport
1012,321.64 miles (19,829.70 km) NNEKenitra Air Base (NNA)Kenitra, MoroccoView Kenitra Air Base on a map Set NNA as destination Airport Get more information about Kenitra Air Base
1112,304.25 miles (19,801.72 km) NNWSaïss Airport (FEZ)Fes, MoroccoView Saïss Airport on a map Set FEZ as destination Airport Get more information about Saïss Airport
1212,302.36 miles (19,798.68 km) NNERabat–Salé Airport (RBA)Rabat, MoroccoView Rabat–Salé Airport on a map Set RBA as destination Airport Get more information about Rabat–Salé Airport
1312,294.39 miles (19,785.85 km) NWGranada Airport (GRX)Granada, SpainView Granada Airport on a map Set GRX as destination Airport Get more information about Granada Airport
1412,286.87 miles (19,773.75 km) NNWCórdoba Airport (ODB)Córdoba, SpainView Córdoba Airport on a map Set ODB as destination Airport Get more information about Córdoba Airport
1512,282.44 miles (19,766.62 km) WNWMelilla Airport (MLN)Melilla, (Spanish exclave in Morocco)View Melilla Airport on a map Set MLN as destination Airport Get more information about Melilla Airport