Picton Aerodrome

Picton Aerodrome (IATA: PCN, ICAO: NZPN) is a Non-Certificated Aerodrome 4 NM (7.4 km; 4.6 mi) south of Picton township in the Marlborough District of the South Island in New Zealand. Sounds Air has 5 flights per day to Wellington. The Marlborough Sounds Airpark is located nearby offering 16 private hangars adjacent to the main runway with remote control access for the owners to park their aircraft.[1] On 2 January 1986 seven people died when a Cessna aircraft crashed on takeoff near Picton. Later in another accident on 29 January 1996 five died when a Cessna Caravan crashed on approach to Picton.[2]

Picton Aerodrome
Airport typePrivate
OperatorSounds Air and Travel Ltd
ServesPicton (town)
LocationKoromiko, New Zealand
Elevation AMSL459 ft / 140 m
Coordinates41°20′41″S 173°57′29″E
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 840 2,755 Bitumen
A Sounds Air aircraft arriving at Picton
The Picton Adventure Airport terminal building in 2016

Airlines and destinations

Sounds Air Wellington

See also



  1. Beacon Hill Design Ltd. "Sounds Air Park | Residential airpark development located at Picton Airport in Marlborough, New Zealand". soundsairpark.com. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  2. "History of NZ plane crashes - national | Stuff.co.nz". stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 9 February 2014.