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Wellington Airport’s foundations built firmly on 'The Rock'


Traffic at New Zealand’s Wellington Airport is set to double over the next 20 years, according to CEO Steven Fitzgerald. Despite being the gateway to the country’s capital city, Wellington Airport, which is part-owned by investor Infratil and bills itself as the ‘Wild at Heart’ airport, is not well known outside New Zealand as Auckland is the primary international gateway. But things may be about to change following the opening of 'The Rock', its new terminal departure lounge; one that has caused some controversy. [1349 words]

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  • Domestic hub
  • B787/A350 to the rescue?
  • 'Hideous crinkly'

Graphs and data:

  • Auckland Airport, Christchurch Airport and Wellington Airport passenger numbers: 2006 to 2009
  • Table 1: Infratil financial/traffic highlights, six months ended 30-Sep-2010 (all financial figures in USD million)
  • The Rock - artist’s impression
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