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

Additional anchor tenants for Auckland Airport’s outlet centre Mānawa Bay revealed

Auckland Airport is thrilled to announce Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein will be bringing their international store experience to the $200-million-plus premium outlet shopping centre, Mānawa Bay. The two large store will anchor the northern end …

Connecting the precinct new road prioritises freight flows at Auckland Airport

Extra connectivity is being added at Auckland Airport as a new route takes off on its roading network as part of a $300 million transport upgrade. Now open to traffic, Te Ara Kōrako – a 700m …

Auckland Airport joins sustainability advisory board with Heart Aerospace

Auckland Airport has announced a collaboration with Swedish electric airplane maker Heart Aerospace, joining the company’s advisory board to help propel innovation in sustainable aircraft. Heart Aerospace is underway developing the ES-30, a 30-seat electric hybrid …

Auckland Airport: Building a strong foundation for the future of domestic travel

Progress in Auckland Airport's new domestic terminal with test piling underway Test piles bored up to 11 storeys deep into the airfield signal a major milestone as a brand-new domestic terminal at Auckland Airport goes into …

Sneak preview: First tranche of tenants for Auckland Airport’s outlet centre Mānawa Bay revealed

Auckland Airport has shared a first look at some of the tenants who will be settling in at the $200-million-plus premium outlet shopping centre, Mānawa Bay, as construction continues to ramp up. The centre is attracting …

Relief is coming New bathrooms as Auckland Airports domestic terminal gets a spruce up

Two upgraded bathrooms with more toilets New parent rooms and accessible bathroom facilities Gender-neutral toilets added. Two of Auckland Airport’s busiest bathroom blocks are getting major makeover as part of a wider refresh of the domestic …

Auckland Airport moves to single operator duty free model with LagardèreAWPL

Auckland Airport is tomorrow moving to a single operator model with LagardèreAWPL as its duty-free partner.  Aelia Duty Free (owned by Lagardère Travel Retail SAS) will operate as Auckland Airport’s main duty-free operator, after winning an …

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 …


Auckland Airport
Ray Emery Drive
Auckland 2022
New Zealand
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