Construction noise

Regular construction and maintenance works are undertaken within the airport, including:

  • Pavement construction and resurfacing
  • General maintenance works to the runway/taxiway infrastructure
  • Capital work projects such as new/replacement buildings
  • Lighting installation and maintenance
  • Work on the seawalls and structures

Operational constraints at the airport often requires that works are carried out during the flight curfew (1am to 6am). We are mindful of the close proximity of residents to Wellington Airport, and our procedures require noise mitigation measures to be planned and implemented for all projects.


During the summer months, Wellington Airport will be doing various maintenance projects to ensure the ongoing safe operation of the airfield. This will include milling and paving in some areas, ground lighting replacement and line marking.

The maintenance works programme is planned for one or two nights a week over the summer period.


Wellington International Airport are grooving a section of pavement on the runway as part of its summer maintenance programme. Grooving the pavement improves the friction level of the runway and is an important safety feature here at Wellington Airport. This work is programmed to take two nights within the airport curfew hours (between 12:30 am and 6.00am) starting on Tuesday 26 February, weather permitting.

If you have concerns about specific noise generated during our works please contact the Airport Operations team on 04 385 5100, or alternatively contact the WCC after hours’ noise call out service.


If you have any questions please contact us on 0508 AIRNOISE or complete our enquiry form.

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