Auckland is the largest metropolitan area in New Zealand and is served by Auckland International Airport (IATA: AKL). It is the country’s largest airport which handles the traffic to/from Australia, North America, South America, South Pacific and other destinations in New Zealand.
About the airport
The airport has separate domestic and international terminals. A bus runs between the terminals every 20 minutes. If you prefer to walk, it should take about 10 minutes to handle the 800 meters between the two terminals.
The international terminal has ATMs on both sides of security. Coffee shops and a food court are found in the departure area before security.
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Auckland International Airport is connected to central Auckland and the suburbs via a wide network of buses, shuttles and taxis. To get to central Auckland you should take the Airbus which runs 24 hours at 15 minutes intervals during the day and 30 minutes during the night.
Airlines serving Auckland
About 30 airlines serve Auckland International Airport, offering direct connections to domestic destinations, as well as international ones. Here is a list of some of the important airlines:
- Aerolineas Argentinas – South America, Australia
- Air New Zealand — New Zealand, USA, Australia, Europe (UK), Asia (Japan), Canada
- Cathay Pacific — Asia (China)
- Emirates — Australia, EAU
- JetStar Airways — New Zealand
- Qantas — USA, Australia
- Thai Airways International — Asia (Thailand)
Booking check flights to Auckland
When looking for cheap air tickets or cheap international airfare it is always a good idea to check various booking systems. Also, make sure to book your ticket ahead of time. If you prefer a certain airline, make use of their frequent flyer program and make sure to sign up for deals at several airlines.