|Operator||Timaru District Council|
|Location||Timaru, New Zealand|
|Elevation AMSL||89 ft / 27 m|
Richard Pearse Airport (IATA: TIU, ICAO: NZTU), also known as Timaru Airport, is located off the Pleasant Point HWY, 4 km north of the suburb Washdyke in Timaru, New Zealand.
The airport takes its name from the local pioneer aviator, Richard Pearse, who allegedly flew before the Wright Brothers. Timaru is a small airport with 1 gate, with 1 asphalt runway, and 2 grass runways, it offers regular Air New Zealand Link flights to Wellington, formerly flights were operated to Oamaru by Air New Zealand and Christchurch by Mount Cook Airline. Timaru, along with Invercargill to its south, are the only two major centres without a direct air service to Auckland.
Airlines and destinations
|Air New Zealand Link operated by Air Nelson||Wellington (begins 28 March 2016)|
|Air New Zealand Link operated by Eagle Airways||Wellington (ends 28 March 2016)|