IATA airport code: AKL
ICAO airport code: NZAA
Address: Auckland Airport
4 Leonard Isitt Drive,
PO Box 73020,
Phone +64 9 275 0789 or 0800 247 767
Auckland Airport is the country’s largest airport. It is located in the north of the North Island. The airport can be reached by bus from the city of Auckland. By taxi you can be in the center of the city in 25 min. This costs about 60 NZD. Do you have a rental car? Then you will probably have booked with Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz or Thrifty. These are located at the airport. Auckland Airport has 2 terminals, domestic and international terminal. Domestic Auckland Airport Arrivals are on the first floor. The baggage claim area is on the ground floor. Also on the ground floor are the check-in counters for Air New Zealand and Jetstar. The international AKL departures are at the international terminal. That is a 10 minute walk from the domestic terminal. There are also free shuttle buses. The international terminal is constructed in the same way as the domestic terminal. Ground floor with the arrivals hall and check-in counters with the gates on the first floor.
1 runway of 11,900 feet is available at the largest airport in the country. Auckland airport grew to 21,625,370 passengers, but corona has thrown a spanner in the works. A year that was only partly in the corona time, there were 15,521,054 passengers last year. That is already more than 6 million fewer AKL arrivals. Unfortunately, this will be even less in the current year. In total, this was 178,775 Auckland Airport arrivals and departures. Most departures are domestic, both before and during the corona. Many flights go to the South, Wellington, Christchurch, as well as smaller destinations such as Queenstown, Dunedin, Palmerston North and more. The international flights mainly go to Australia. Millions of people go to Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane and Melbourne. Other important destinations are Singapore, Nadi (Fiji), Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Guangzhou, San Francisco and Tokyo. Other airlines that have Auckland arrivals are for the aforementioned cities: Air China, Air Canada, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Emirates, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, United Airlines and of course Virgin Australia and Air NZ itself.