Is this the world’s first rainbow airport?

Is this the world’s first rainbow airport?
Wellington's Rainbow Airport (Photo: Facebook)

Wellington International Airport has marked the city’s upcoming pride festival by painting a 3,000 square meter rainbow along the runway’s embankment.

The capital of New Zealand this month will hold its pride festival and host the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association annual conference.

The special temporary turf paint in six colors will last about three to four weeks, according to the New Zealand Herald.

‘We’re proud to reveal what could possibly be the largest pride rainbow in New Zealand on the embankment of our runway!’ Wellington International Airport wrote on Facebook.

‘We’re looking forward to welcoming those attending the events and being part of the celebration of diversity and inclusion around the capital’ airport chief executive Steve Sanderson told the New Zealand Herald.

Co-chair of the Wellington Pride Festival Roxy Coevers also told the paper it was the ‘largest-scale painted rainbow in honour of pride in New Zealand’.

The Wellington Pride Parade will kick off on the evening of Saturday, 16 March at Tennyson Street.

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Author: Rik Glauert

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