18 December 2014

Matarangi airfield... closing? again?

Sunair's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/sunairflights) carries a photo of the tail of Cessna 172 ZK-DHN on "Flight 13 from Ardmore to Whitianga that stopped into Matarangi last week to drop some passengers off. It was a beautiful day in Matarangi. Sunair Aviation have done pick-up and drop-off's to both Matarangi airfield and Coromandel airfield already this summer, we make it easy for you to get where you need to go!"

The Facebook page also says "Very sad that the airfield is closing there on December 27th."

I have been trying to verify this and find in the past the airfield at Matarangi was closed over the Christmas break till the end of January...

Anyone got any info!

It's great news that the Sunair services seem to be taking off...

There is a pic of the new services on page of the Mercury Informer...  https://www.facebook.com/sunairflights

Here is a pic of the Matarangi airfield...


  1. Nothing in the NOTAM about any closure.

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  3. Confirmed.

    Permanently closed as from 12.01am Saturday 27th December.


  4. Still nothing in the notams or the AIP supplements about its closure. A Facebook page does not quite cut it for "offical" notification. Rodger Dickie is the registered operator and the landing chart is still in the current AIP @ Nov 2015 update.

  5. Further unofficial info indicates that there is an apparent dispute between the owners of the land and the lessor/operators of the airfield.