Murray Bevan | April 29th, 2008
It’s naive and playful exterior is actually the result of Wellington architect Roger Walker and was a masterpiece of its time.
When you arrive on the tarmac, several casually-dresed attendants rush to secure the planes propellors (the airport can’t support jet engine commercial planes) and the luggage is efficiently loaded onto a hand trolley. The trolley is then wheeled to the carpark and everyone grabs their own bag.
Today the airport building provides a glimpse of just how antipodean little New Zealand is, but all the while charming, quirky and a wee bit odd.