Airways New Zealand - New Zealand

Visiting address



Postal address

PO Box: 294

New Zealand


Tel +644 471 1888

Fax +644 471 0395

Association information

What does Airways do?

Airways is New Zealand’s air navigation service provider. Our staff of 780 deliver air navigation and air traffic management consultancy and training services throughout New Zealand and in over 65 countries.

We provide:

  • air traffic control
  • air navigation infrastructure
  • flight path management
  • technical and engineering services
  • design airspace requirements
  • flight maps and charts
  • air traffic control training
  • flight inspection services.

The airspace we control
Airways controls all domestic and international air traffic travelling within New Zealand’s Flight Information Region (FIR), which totals 30 million square kilometres – one of the largest areas of airspace in the world.

The NZ domestic FIR covers the entire country and surrounding coastline with both 'controlled' and 'uncontrolled' airspace.

The Auckland Oceanic FIR covers 26 million square kilometres of the Pacific and Tasman Oceans, extending from the South Pole to 5 degrees south of the equator. We are responsible for aircraft flying between 24,500 feet and 46,000 feet in this sector.

Within the FIRs, there are also areas of uncontrolled airspace, where (light) aircraft are not separated by a controller but receive information and advice to ensure they can conduct their flights safely.