Ruapehu aeroPark

Leasing opportunities

The Central North Island’s peak business location

As the gateway to one of New Zealand’s fastest growing regional airports, Palmerston North Airport Limited (PNAL) is developing and managing Ruapehu Aeropark – the central North Island’s peak business location for freight and logistics, aviation training, retail and light industrial businesses.
The only business park in New Zealand with direct air and easy road and rail access, servicing over two million airport users a year.  This unique location is only ten minutes to Palmerston North City centre.

24/7 Freight

Operating 24/7 with no curfew on flights and business operations.  Ruapehu Aeropark ticks all the boxes for organisations seeking a first-class logistics, warehousing, distribution or manufacturing base.

Two Million+ Users

Passengers, meeters and greeters make up over two million airport users a year.  With over 200 people working on the airport precinct and a further 200 plus students and staff based at the Massey University School of Aviation, these numbers keep increasing.

Long-Term Development

Ruapehu Aeropark, will include extensive landscaping, a new motel, eateries and retail centre.  With an unrivalled integrated transport network, flexible property management solutions and commitment to long-term development, it is easy to see why there is strong interest from businesses wishing to move to Ruapehu Aeropark.

Ruapehu Aeropark Map


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Warehouse for Lease – development to be completed by 2024

The warehouses complex will be located within Zone D of Ruapehu Aeropark. The complex offers two warehouses of 3,000 square meters each, and these able to be divided into smaller tenancies (from 500 square meters)

Each warehouse offers high quality exterior offices, amenities, courtyards and carparks.  

This could be your business

We are seeking expressions of interest from freight, logistics, aviation-related businesses, and any other businesses looking to service the Central North Island’s Te Utanganui multi-modal distribution hub. 

Contact us today

Talk to us about leasing terms and locating your business in the heart of Ruapehu Aeropark at Palmerston North Airport.

Mark Lash

Chief Commercial Officer
Palmerston North Airport Limited

M +64 27 296 9024

Doing business


Palmerston North Airport Limited has contracted the services of Bishopp to manage all airport advertising.

Bishopp is Australia and New Zealand’s largest privately owned regional Out-of-Home (OOH) advertising company, managing over 2500 advertising assets across Australia and New Zealand. With 9 Australian and 9 New Zealand airport concessions, Bishopp’s geographic coverage is unrivaled.

Bishopp offer a range of advertising options and formats including quality printed posters, billboards, banners and static displays through to digital screen advertising.


Bishopp Airport Advertising NZ Ltd

0800 422 699

Airport Tenants


Air New Zealand
0800 737 000

0800 380 380

Rental Car Companies


06 357 0168

Ezi Car Rentals

Freephone 0800 545 000 (within NZ)


06 356 8565


06 260 2320

Cross Country Rentals

06 356 5555


06 357 0921

Other Airport Tenants

Air New Zealand Cargo

06 357 4314

Café Ignition

06 357 4450

360 Logistics

06 280 2186

Fieldair Engineering

06 3571149

Airways NZ Tower

06 357 5169

Touch and Go Cafe

06 357 4450

Massey School of Aviation

0800 627 739


0800 268 743

Relay Bookstore

09 927 5446

Bulls Flying Doctor Service

06 355 2879

Airport Users

Aeronautical Information

Runaway and Navaids

Sealed runway 07/25 (45 metres wide)
Length : 1,902 metres
ASDA : 1,902 metres
Landing Distance 07 = 1,763 metres 25 = 1,822 metres
Remote control of lighting available from Ohakea Control or Christchurch Control 126.2MHz or Phone 0800 626 756
PAPI 3.0deg/TCH 50 RWY 07 PAPI 3.2deg/TCH 54 RWY 25
ABN FLG W 3.75 Sec
Apron edge and floodlighting
Standby power available

Visual Flight Information

The following information is reproduced from the New Zealand AIP Vol 4 (Visual Flight Guide) with permission from Airways Corporation of NZ and may not be further copied or reproduced without the written permission of Palmerston North Airport Ltd or Airways Corporation of NZ

Airfield Services

Civil Aviation Authority Rule Part 139 Certificated
Cat 5 Fire/Rescue service 24 hours
VOR PM Frequency 113.4
DME PM Channel 81
COM Palmerston ATIS Frequency 129.7
COM Palmerston Tower Frequency 120.6
COM Palmerston North Unattended 120.6
COM Palmerston Ground Frequency 121.7
WGS 84 coordinates S 40 19 14 E 175 37 01

Flying A Drone

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Here you’ll find the information you need, learn how to operate your drone safely, plan your drone flights, request access to controlled airspace.


Medical Apron Stand Marking Changes

From 07 July 2023, the medical stand has been remarked. Stand 8 has been removed and stand 9 and 10 have been marked on the apron. 

View the new markings here.


Incident Reporting

If an incident occurs or you have a query about operational or public safety, aerodrome users are invited to report the occurrence using the PeopleSafe online system.  Those that are not able to access PeopleSafe, please contact:

06 351 4415 during office hours (8:30am-5pm Mon-Fri) or
021 0244 2555 at other times if urgent.

In an emergency dial 111.

Noise Reporting

We operate a large and diverse business which makes a huge contribution to our economy. We also generate significant activity which can impact others, particularly with regards to noise.

Where does noise come from?
Noise at the airport is a result of airline operations, ground support activities (engine maintenance, re-fuelling, baggage loading/unloading and re-provisioning of aircraft), airfield maintenance and site development. The extent to which noise affects the community depends on a wide range of factors including timing of operations, aircraft type, air space management, proximity of noise sensitive activities and prevailing weather conditions. 

Palmerston North Airport is required to operate 24 hours a day to support the economy of the region and New Zealand. We put great care into the development of effective noise management plans in consultation with the community, so we can operate as required while mitigating the impact of noise.

Noise Management Plan
We have a Palmerston North Airport Noise Management Plan in place, which sets out the performance standards assessing and reporting compliance with the Noise Boundary and formalises the communications and complaints procedures.

Reporting noise complaints 
We have a process in place for reporting, recording and responding to noise complaints.

The purpose of the complaints procedure is to provide the community with a mechanism to report specific instances of annoyance believed to be caused by aircraft noise emissions. Palmerston North Airport is responsible for the maintenance of, and reporting from, the noise complaints system.

Complaints may be made to, where complainants can leave the following details:
● Name
● Contact details
● Date/time
● Location of complaint
● Nature of complaint (i.e. jets flying overhead, helicopter circuits)

Download a copy of our Noise Complaint Form

Requirements for working in the vicinity of the Airport

Airspace obstacles in the vicinity of any airport have the potential to create air safety hazards and can seriously limit the airport’s operations. A Part 77 Determination by Civil Aviation Authority NZ may be required for your works to ensure there is no hazard to the navigable airspace. You can read more about this here.

Airspace hazards can include fireworks, lasers, lights, pyrotechnics, cranes, structures and wires. To view a map of the navigable surfaces at the Palmerston North Airport, click here.

Aeronautical Conditions of Use

Our Aeronautical Conditions of Use are applicable and relevant to  operators of aircraft (including fixed and rotary wing) who operate in and out of Palmerston North Airport.

You can also view a copy of our Aeronautical Charges

Palmerston North Airport Bylaws

Our Bylaws are applicable and relevant to anyone using Palmerston North Airport.

You can view a copy of our Bylaws here.

Palmerston North Airport Commercial Terms and Conditions

You can view a copy of our Commercial Terms and Conditions here.

Airport Rescue Fire Service

Palmerston North Airport’s Rescue Fire Services are on duty 24/7. For assistance please phone 06 356 6836 or 021 0244 2555.

Meeting Rooms

Save time and meet at the Airport!

The Union Airways Room

The Union Airways Room is our premium meeting room located on the first floor of the terminal building. A discrete room, fully air conditioned with views of the runway and plenty of natural light. This space is perfect for pre- or post-flight functions, smaller corporate meetings and interviews.

  • Max of 6 people
  • Full day rate (Monday – Friday) – $250.00 

The Ruapehu Room 

The Ruapehu Room is located on the first floor of the terminal building. This room is perfect for board meetings, presentations and training sessions and features a smart screen. The room is fully air conditioned with views of the runway and has plenty of natural light.

  • Max of 10 people
  • Full day rate (Monday – Friday) – $250.00

Facilities and Bookings

  • Complimentary WIFI
  • Complimentary Water, Tea and Coffee (on arrival)
  • Additional equipment hire can also be arranged
  • Onsite discounted General Car Park rates are available for attendees. Plus, one complimentary car parking voucher for the meeting organiser for the duration of the booking.


  • Smart Screen $75.00, Whiteboard complimentary


Catering can be arranged on your behalf from Café Ignition, licensed café and bar within the terminal.

Operating Hours

Meeting rooms are available Monday to Friday 8.30am-5.30pm. Weekend and after-hours bookings will incur an additional charge.  


For all enquiries, please contact Palmerston North Airport Limited on 06 351 4415 or email All prices exclude GST. Due to the Terminal Development Project, we are only accepting bookings until 31 July 2024.

24/7 General Enquiries

06 351 4415

Palmerston North Airport
Airport Drive, Palmerston North 4442 NEW ZEALAND

PO Box 4384,
Palmerston North 4442