Back to Blog

Hamilton Airport delighted to sponsor new category at Business Awards

Hamilton Airport is delighted to announce we are sponsoring a new category at the 2022 Waikato Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. Our category is the People & Culture Award and will recognise a business that has demonstrated strategies and initiatives to create a stimulating, high performing and supportive workplace environment to maximise the full potential of its team and create a values-based culture. Our own team had a great time recently at the awards launch; pictured from left, Ben Langl...

June 1, 2022

Proud sponsors of the Middle-earth Halfling Marathon

What a blast! Our team of runners, walkers and supporters had an amazing time at the inaugural Middle-Earth Halfling Marathon™ at Hobbiton™ Movie Set last weekend.  Hamilton Airport is a proud sponsor of this event. As you will see from the photos, it's a stunning course and the team at Hobbiton™ Movie Set did a wonderful job of staging this unique and magical event. ...

May 6, 2022

Hamilton Airport welcomes Ben Langley to Group General Manager - Airport Operations role

We're delighted to welcome Ben Langley to our team as Group General Manager - Airport Operations. Most recently chief executive at Ardmore Flying School in Auckland, Ben has enjoyed an aviation career spanning 15 years in both strategic and operational management and leadership roles.His skills include strategy, operations, change management, health & safety, human resources, legal, financial governance and business development, with a strong employee and customer focus.Since gaining his commerc...

March 25, 2022

WRAL board welcomes two new directors

We are delighted to welcome our two new directors to the board, Gus Gilmore and Renae Smart who officially joined our board in December 2021. Gus GilmoreGus is an experienced director and senior executive. He is currently the Chief Executive at the Manukau Institute of Technology and Unitec Limited. He has had a career in aviation and tourism, holding senior leadership roles with the Star Alliance and Air New Zealand. He graduated from the University of Auckland with a Masters of Business Admin...

January 27, 2022

New ride share transport option between Hamilton Airport and city

Flex is the new trial on-demand public transport system being launched by Waikato Regional Council from early 2022. The ride share service will operate to and from Hamilton Airport on weekdays, starting 8 February. “For people wanting to get to and from the CBD, we’re really excited to be able to provide an affordable option for people wanting a corner-to-corner service rather than only stopping at bus stops,” said Regional Connections Committee Chair and Waikato regional councillor Angela...

January 21, 2022

Hamilton Airport excited to be a sponsor for the Middle-earth Halfling Marathon

An Unexpected Journey – off-road adventure first for the Shire Hamilton Airport is excited to be a sponsor of a brand new event that plans to highlight and promote the unique and bucolic landscapes of the Matamata-Piako District. The inaugural Middle-earth Halfling Marathon™ will offer an immersive and unique themed event for runners and walkers of all levels through Hobbiton™ Movie Set and the surrounding picturesque rolling green hills of the Waikato farmland. The event is the fi...

December 8, 2021

Hamilton Airport achieves Level 1 Airport Carbon accreditation

Hamilton Airport has taken the first big step in its commitment to reducing carbon emissions with the achievement of Level 1, Mapping accreditation under the globally recognised Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. The programme independently assesses and recognises the efforts of airports to manage and reduce carbon emissions through six levels of certification – Mapping, Reduction, Optimisation, Neutrality, Transformation and Transition. Level 1, Mapping required Hamilton Airport to meas...

December 7, 2021

New scheduled flights to and from Hawkes Bay

Originair announces the commencement of services to Napier from Nelson, Hamilton and Palmerston North, from Friday 17 September.  Originair's CEO, Robert Inglis, said the airline's schedule will offer Nelson and Hawkes Bay travellers, a direct service on Friday and Sunday afternoons, allowing a weekend away with a scheduled flight time of approximately 1 hour. In addition to the direct weekend service, two indirect weekday services will be offered via a brief stop in Palmerston North. ...

August 9, 2021

Congratulations to Mark Morgan

The team at WRAL (Waikato Regional Airport Ltd) would like to offer our Chief Executive, Mark Morgan a massive congratulations on being awarded Business Leader of the Year at the recent 2021 Waipa Business Awards.  Summary from the awards:"In the hugely challenging industry of aviation and tourism, CEO Mark responded to sector challenges through COVID by diversifying business revenue streams and concentrating on leveraging the assets at his disposal.  He has invigorated ...

April 28, 2021

Business-friendly flights to Palmerston North are GO!

From 3 May 2021, Originair will add a flight between Hamilton and Palmerston North that enables same day, business-friendly travel. The flight will leave Hamilton each week day at 8.20am and fly direct to Palmerston North, and then on to Nelson.  The return flight will leave Palmerston North at 5.10pm, arriving back in Hamilton at 6.00pm, thus allowing a full business day in Palmy.   The new flight complements Originair's current service and allows for an increase i...

April 28, 2021

Waikato sees strong rebound and increased capacity in domestic airline connectivity

Hamilton Airport has brushed aside gloomy aviation predictions and is celebrating more flights than ever before in and out of the regional airport, with direct routes to four centres. The release of Air New Zealand's latest schedule sees flights in and out of Hamilton Airport exceeding pre-COVID levels and includes earlier starts and later finishes to provide more domestic connections and cater for a buoyant business market. The 7.35am flight to Wellington has returned and a new flight, departin...

March 5, 2021

Meet WINK: Hamilton Airport's media sensation!

In late January, a little bunny soft toy was left behind at Hamilton Airport.  He sat in our lost property box for a day or so, but then we realised some little boy or girl would be missing their bunny, so we decided to put his picture on Facebook and see if we could reunite them. Well, the story touched a nation! We named him Wink because he only had one eye, although we felt pretty stupid a week or so later when we realised he did in fact have two eyes; one was just covered with fur!...

March 4, 2021

WRAL board welcomes new directors

Kate Searancke and Simon Craddock have been appointed directors at Waikato Regional Airport Ltd. Searancke, a lawyer and partner in the property team at Hamilton-based law firm Tompkins Wake, specialises in leasing and commercial property transactions and works closely with local government. Of Ngāti Maniapoto descent, she has a strong focus on iwi interests and the wider Māori community.  “WRAL is tasked with the guardianship of an extremely important asset for the Waikato region, an...

February 16, 2021

Come fly with me, a look at New Zealand's smaller airlines: Originair

Click here to read....

December 21, 2020

Move over planes: runners and walkers set to take over Hamilton Airport runway

On your marks, get set.... take off. Hamilton Airport is set to give walkers and runners a chance to test their take off speed by opening their runway for a charity race event. Run the Runway is an inaugural event for the Fairfield Rotary club as a fundraiser to support their charity work including Hospice Nepal. Organiser Mike Cahill heard of the idea through a rotary friend in Mosgiel. “It’s something we have not done before. Rotary is struggling to raise funds for the charities we have su...

December 11, 2020

Come fly with me, a look at New Zealand's smaller airlines: Sunair

Click here to read....

December 8, 2020

Guests in managed isolation not missing out on Christmas

Click here to read....

December 5, 2020

Hamilton Airport welcomes back Palmerston North route

Hamilton Airport is bucking gloomy predictions for the aviation industry with the announcement today it will reinstate a route scuppered by COVID-19. A new partnership with Originair will re-establish the Hamilton-Palmerston North route that ceased earlier in the year when COVID-19 grounded the aviation industry. The route had previously been serviced by Air NZ. The direct, weekday service will commence on the 19th of October 2020 and will depart Hamilton, bound for Palmerston North at...

October 2, 2020

First flight, post COVID-19 lockdown, lands at Hamilton Airport

Click here to read....

May 14, 2020

WRAL DELIVERS ON FINANCIAL TARGETS

Waikato Regional Airport Ltd (WRAL) has ended its financial year having met all financial earnings targets, and strongly committed to its strategy of diversified revenue streams. WRAL is a council-controlled organisation owned by Hamilton City, Otorohanga, Waipā, Waikato and Matamata-Piako District Councils and is the umbrella for subsidiary companies Hamilton Airport, Hamilton Airport Hotel Limited, Hamilton & Waikato Tourism (HWT) and Titanium Park Limited. At its annual general meeting today...

November 7, 2019 Posts 1-20 of 20 | Page
 

This product has been added to your cart

CHECKOUT