Story: Aviation

Whenuapai airport

Whenuapai airport

By the mid-1960s new airport facilities were needed in New Zealand. The overcrowded passenger terminal at Whenuapai airport in Auckland is depicted in this cartoon of September 1965. Two months later, operations transferred to the new Auckland International Airport at Māngere.

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Peter Aimer, 'Aviation - Changing times: 1960s and 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 December 2023)

Story by Peter Aimer, published 12 Jun 2006