Auckland Airport

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Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport is the largest and busiest airport in New Zealand, with over 21 million passengers in the year ended March 2019. The airport is located near Mangere, a residential suburb, and Airport Oaks, a service hub suburb 21 kilometres south of the Auckland city centre.
The airport is one of New Zealand’s most important infrastructure assets, providing thousands of jobs for the region. It handled 71 per cent of New Zealand’s international air passenger arrivals and departures in 2000.  It is one of only two commercial airports in New Zealand (the other being Christchurch) capable of handling Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 aircraft.

It has a capacity of about 45 flight movements per hour, using a single runway that is fully Cat IIIb capable (at a reduced rate of movements). In November 2007 work began on a new northern runway, to be built in several stages and to be used mainly by smaller aircraft, freeing up capacity on the main runway. The project was put on hold for at least 12 months in October 2009, however, and deferred for a further few years in August 2010 following consultation with airlines and a review of capacity management options. The timing of the recommencement of construction of the second runway will be demand driven relative to the capacity of the existing runway. The expected completion date for the second runway is now 2025.

Airport News

Auckland Airport to kickstart 2023 with a trio of transport projects

$90 million of new investment in transport projects to support smoother journeys New Park & Ride service to connect southern travellers New priority lane for public transport and high-occupancy vehicles to provide easier access into …

New 100-store premium outlet shopping centre at Auckland Airport named and design details revealed

Development of a $200million-plus premium outlet shopping destination has reached another construction milestone, as Auckland Airport unveils detailed plans for the 100-store retail centre. In March Auckland Airport announced it had started to develop a 150,000m2 …

North American touch downs make Auckland Airport most connected in Australasia

The return of American Airlines, the world’s largest airline, announced today has cemented Auckland Airport’s title as the Australasian airport with the most non-stop connections to the United States and Canada. Auckland Airport’s General Manager Aeronautical …

Auckland Airport's International Terminal to get New World-Class Transport Centre

Suite of major capital expenditure projects to improve how customers experience the airport across terminals, transport and technology World-class Transport Hub to connect to the future combined domestic and international terminal and enable future mass …

First one-way quarantine-free arrivals from Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu, and Tokelau at Auckland Airport

Terminal access remains restricted under current Alert Level settings The first quarantine-free arrivals from Tonga in 20 months will touch down at Auckland Airport this evening. In coming weeks, flights from Tonga will be joined by arrivals …

Vaccination requirements strengthened at Auckland Airport

Another layer of protection to the health and wellbeing of staff and the wider community has been added with the new requirement that all Auckland Airport employees, visitors, and contractors be vaccinated before coming to …


Auckland Airport
Ray Emery Drive
Auckland 2022
New Zealand
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