Auckland International Airport or also known formally as Auckland Airport, is the largest and busiest airport in New Zealand. Auckland International Airport is the fourth busiest in Australasia; the other three airports are found in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. Auckland International Airport is also rated as one of the top airports in the world due to its passenger traffic. The airport can be found near Mangere, a known residential suburb, and Airport Oaks, a service hub suburb which is around 21km south of the downtown Auckland city centre. Auckland International Airport is the central hub for Air New Zealand, a New Zealand hub of Virgin Australia, and is also a focus city for Jetstar Airways. Auckland International Airport is considered to be one of New Zealand’s most important infrastructure assets, because it provides a great number of jobs for the region. The airport also contributes to the region by being the country’s second largest cargo port by value, contributing to around $14 billion to the economy. Auckland International Airport is also one of only two airports in New Zealand which is capable of handling Boeing 777, Boeing 747, and Airbus A380 aircraft.
Auckland International Airport has two terminals that serve international and domestic flights, respectively. Both domestic and international terminals have services that include family areas, information points, Wi-Fi access, mail services, medical and first aid, smoking areas, special assistance, showers and toilets, and foreign exchange services.
The International Terminal has check-in counters that can be found at the eastern end of the international terminal building on the ground level of the airport. The terminal is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Shops that are found in the International Terminal are open for both incoming and outgoing passengers. Airline VIP lounges are also found in the International Terminal. Passengers should inquire with their airline if they can make use of the VIP lounges during their trip.
The Domestic Terminal of Auckland International Airport used to be two separate domestic terminal buildings that are now connected by a common retail area. The Jetstar domestic check-in area can be found in the western end of the terminal, in the building previously used by Ansett New Zealand, Qantas, and Pacific Blue. Whereas, the Air New Zealand domestic check-in area is located in the eastern end of the terminal.
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Services and Facilities
Passengers can enjoy a good number of shops and restaurants that can be found at the Auckland International Airport. Passengers can kill time before boarding or purchase gifts upon arrival from the many stores found in the airport. Brands such as Karen Walker, Ecoya, Dolce & Gabbana, Casio, Gucci, Nature Baby, Chloe, and the Sunglasses Hut are perfect stores to shop at the Auckland International Airport. If passengers need to have a meal before and after their flights, the airport also has a wide variety of restaurants to choose from such as Subway, KFC, Burger King, Tank Juice, Hayama, Mcdonald’s, Café Espresso, and convenience stores.
The Auckland International Airport also has an array of airport services that will be of help for passengers flying in and out of the airport. Passengers can enjoy the luxury of an arrival pickup service, baggage services, currency exchange, document services, i-SITE, and various mobile services.