Gibb said the work was being funded from accumulated cash reserves, and was not reliant on funding from either the Rotorua Lakes Council or its ratepayers.


“This facility will allow us to continue to meet our regulatory operating requirements, today and into the future.”


He said having adequate facilities for rescue teams was crucial, especially with the strong growth the airport was experiencing.


“For the last calendar year, the airport delivered 241,000 passenger movements – the highest annual result in the last decade.”