Hawke's Bay Airport (owned and operated by Hawke's Bay Airport Ltd) is Hawke's Bay's main commercial airport serving domestic flights to the main centres of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch as well as smaller centres such as Gisborne, Tauranga, Hamilton and Palmerston North . The airport is permitted to allow limited international flights for aircraft with up to fourteen people on board by prior arrangement with Air Napier or Skyline Aviation.
Hawke's Bay Airport Terminal is a modern well-equipped building, featuring three check-in counters for Air New Zealand and a check-in counter for Sun Air, together with a cafe, seating area and rental car counters. Both long-term and secured car parking is provided close to the terminal. There is a Koru lounge for Air New Zealand Koru club members and meeting rooms available for hire. There is an internal baggage reclaim area where passengers' luggage is brought directly from the plane within minutes of disembarking.