Richard Pearse Airport Richard Pearse Airport (TIU) Falvey Road, Timaru, Levels 7974, New Zealand
Posted on December 3, 2015 / 602 Listing verified as genuine
Listing Type : Airport
Item Type : Airport
Location : Timaru
Opening Hours
  • Monday :Closed
  • Tuesday :Closed
  • Wednesday :Closed
  • Thursday :Closed
  • Friday :Closed
  • Saturday :Closed
  • Sunday :Closed
Airport type Public
Operator Timaru District Council
Location Timaru, New Zealand
Elevation AMSL 89 ft / 27 m
Coordinates 44°18′10″S 171°13′31″E
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02R/20L 1,280 4,200 Asphalt
02L/20R 1,188 3,898 Grass
11/29 1,113 3,652 Grass


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

Airlines 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)


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