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Nelson (NZNS)

This week's focus airport is Nelson (NZNS). Home to Air Nelson, Nelson is located near the tip of the South Island, Together with the town of Richmond, they have a population of 60,000. Nelson Airport (NZNS) has approximately 1.2 million people transiting through annually.

Air Nelson is based in Nelson where it operates its fleet of 23 Dash 8 Q300's. Out of Nelson, they fly to Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Air2there and Sounds Air also fly out of Nelson with Air2there flying to Paraparaumu and Sounds Air flying to Wellington.

Nelson (NZNS) is procedurally controlled (has no radar) and has high terrain to the south of the airport. You can expect to receive a VOR/DME approach or an RNAV (GNSS) approach. You may also request a visual approach if the weather is good on the night. The approach in use at the time will be stated in the ATIS.

Bring out your favourite aircraft and fly into or out of Nelson (NZNS) or plug into an ATC position listed below and don't miss out on the action.



 CallsignRadio NameFrequencyFreq
CTRNZCH-K_CTRChristchurch Control129.400
 NZCH-T_CTRChristchurch Control123.700
APPNZWN_APPWellington Approach119.300
TWRNZNS_TWRNelson Tower127.400