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    Wellington Airfield (Rongotai) South Island New Zealand

Lat 41° 19' 38S Long 174° 48' 19E. Located near Wellington.

Rongotai Airport was a grass runway in November 1929. The airfield officially opened in 1935.

Wartime History
Used during the war.

On September 27, 1947, closed due to safety reasons because the runway often became unusable during winter months. During the closure, Paraparaumu Airport, 35 miles north of Wellington, became Wellington's main airport and New Zealand's busiest during 1949.

Today, Wellington's main airport.

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018


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