Streamlined Carpark Pricing to be Introduced Ahead of Airport Expansion Project

In preparation for the upcoming expansion of the Hawke’s Bay Airport terminal, a temporary change to its carpark pricing structure will come into effect on the 1st of September 2017.

The enabling works for the Airport Expansion Project will include relocating the rental cars carpark (currently located to the North of the Airport) to the main carpark to create space for the expanding terminal and temporary facilities. This will put additional pressure on the capacity of the main carpark which is already tested during peak times.

In order to optimise the Airport’s carparking capacity and meet customer demand, the pricing for the secure carpark will be reduced to align with the main carpark for the duration of the terminal redevelopment period. This will result in a common pricing structure of $15 per day for the first five days and then $10 per day thereafter for ALL Airport carparking locations.

Hawke’s Bay Airport Operations Manager Olivia Pierre explained that the streamlined carparking rate will be a temporary measure to free up capacity and to minimise confusion and disruption during the construction of the new terminal.

“The Airport expansion is a very exciting project which will add significant value to travellers experience to and from the Hawke’s Bay region. It is, however, complex given we will be working in a live airport environment so the logistics in coordinating the project will have to be carefully managed to maintain a high level of service throughout the construction process.

Pierre continued; “The Airport’s carparking had significant upgrades last year including the creation of an additional 140 spaces in the secure carpark. We want to reassure the public that by moving to a common pricing structure across our carparking infrastructure there will be sufficient capacity enabling visitors to find a parking space

“Our long-term vision for the car park is to develop bespoke parking products to provide customers with options they value when they visit the airport. This will involve researching our customers and key stakeholders to better understand their needs and requirements. However, in the short term the imperative is to optimise our existing infrastructure and minimise disruption during the expansion project.”


From 1st of September 2017, the Hawke’s Bay Airport car parking rates will be:

Flat Carpark Fee across the main and secure carparks:


First 15 minutes                      Free

15 mins – 1 hour                     $3

1 hour – 2 hours                      $6

2 hours – 3 hours                    $9

3 hours – 4 hours                    $12

4 hours – 1 day                       $15

Days 2-5                                 $15/day

Days 5+                                  $10/day


Hawke’s Bay Airport wishes to thank the public in advance for their patience while this preparation stage of the Airport Expansion Project gets underway.