Benefits for the region
Looking forward, it’s predicted that by 2040, the airport will make a direct contribution to the region of $4.3 billion per year, generating $2.1 billion of Gross Domestic Product and facilitating more than 22,000 jobs.
We’re setting our sights on creating the airport of the future to support business and freight connectivity, increase employment opportunities, support sustainable tourism for New Zealand, improve personal travel options and ultimately enhance Wellington’s links to the world.
We will invest around $1 billion in infrastructure, making our project one of the largest investments in infrastructure in the region. It sets out our vision to meet the needs of travellers and airlines, but also provide new possibilities and opportunities for the city, the region and New Zealand.
Our growth will play a pivotal role in shaping Wellington’s future. Wellington is now a destination in its own right with the city consistently rating as one of the most liveable in the world.