11 Facts About Auckland Airport


Auckland Airport is the largest and busiest airport in New Zealand, with over 21 million passengers in the year ended March 2019.

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Auckland Airport is one of New Zealand's most important infrastructure assets, providing thousands of jobs for the region.

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In May 2009, Emirates became the first airline to fly the A380 to Auckland Airport, using the aircraft on its daily Dubai–Sydney–Auckland Airport route.

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Auckland Airport was granted an exemption to this rule, allowing the airside mingling of arriving and departing passengers to continue, on the basis that all international flights operating into Auckland originated from airports with adequate security screening.

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Auckland Airport connects to 26 domestic and 49 international destinations in North and South America, Asia, Oceania and the Middle East.

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Auckland International Airport Limited was formed in 1988, when the New Zealand Government corporatised the airport.

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In July 2009 Auckland Airport elected to delay a scheduled increase in its landing charges from 1 July 2009 to assist its airline customers during the recession.

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Auckland Airport has in the past reportedly been singled out by airline lobby group IATA for its consistent excessive level of profits.

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Auckland Airport said the airport had a "happy monopoly" and that IATA would ask the New Zealand government to investigate.

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In 2012, Auckland Airport envisaged to cut the international passenger fee and hike the domestic travellers charges in FY-2013.

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At Mount Roskill, it would connect to the planned Dominion Road light rail line which would continue on to Queen Street in Central Auckland Airport before reaching a final terminus in the Wynyard Quarter waterfront development area.

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