Wellington Airport Turns Fifty

27 October 2009

Fifty years old and still 'Wild at Heart', Wellington Airport is celebrating with a public open day this Sunday 1 November. Check out the displays, activities and entertainment from 10.00am - 2.00pm and learn about the history of our airport - and just how much it has 'taken off' since opening its doors back in 1959.

There will be a unique opportunity to see what happens behind the scenes of the International Terminal, plus be the first to get a sneak peak at the progress of new International Terminal development, 'The Rock'.

Aircraft enthusiasts will be beside themselves as they check out The Vintage Aviator aircraft, Royal New Zealand Air Force planes and an Air New Zealand A320. Also - see the Life Flight Trust and Airport Fire Service in action.

Be in to win Jetstar travel vouchers in the Wild at Heart Dress Up Competition and other spot prizes, get your own limited edition Anniversary passport stamped and listen to bands all day on the Pacific Blue Entertainment Stage. There'll also be lots of children's activities.

Free bus transport will be provided on the Airport Flyer bus from 9.00am - 3.00pm, as well as 'park and ride' options. And for a gold-coin donation, you can park at Rongotai College and Miramar South School.