It’s the land of kiwis, hobbits and unprecedented natural beauty. It’s also the country of Flightbeam Studios’ latest scenery. Of course, I’m talking about nothing other than the wonderful country of New Zealand.
For an area of the world that receives so little love, it’s great to see some developers give it some attention. Luckily Orbx has done this in the past, with their excellent NZ North and NZ South Island region packages, as well as a few airports. And there is Flightbeam, who announced back in August of 2016 that they were working on the main airport of the country, Auckland Airport. Unfortunately, this project was delayed again over a year ago due to ongoing work at the airport. But, in the meantime, we’ve got their Wellington scenery to keep us happy.
Wellington may not be quite as large as Auckland, but it’s still the third busiest airport in the country. It offers connections to Australia, Asia and a long list of regional destinations. It also has some challenging airport conditions. The runway is rather short, limiting the use of the airport for long-haul destinations. It also has challenging weather conditions, due to strong and gusty winds coming in over Cook Strait.