Nelson Airport is a regional airport located in Stoke, 8 kilometers (5 miles) northeast of Nelson, New Zealand. The airport is owned by Infrastructure Holdings Ltd, of which Nelson City and Tasman District councils each hold 50% of the shares.
Nelson Airport was originally established in 1935 as a grass airfield. The first paved runway was constructed in 1955, and the airport has since undergone several expansions and upgrades. The airport currently has one runway, which is 1,750 meters (5,741 feet) long and 30 meters (98 feet) wide.
Nelson Airport is served by a number of domestic airlines, including Air New Zealand, Sounds Air, OriginAir, and Golden Bay Air. The airport also handles a small amount of international traffic, primarily charter flights.
In 2022, Nelson Airport handled over 400,000 passengers. The airport is a major economic driver for the Nelson-Tasman region, and it is expected to continue to grow in the coming years.