A report on Auckland Airport

Mangere International Airport in 1965
Aerial view (2017)
International Terminal
International Terminal check-in hall underneath the departures level.
The Air New Zealand domestic check in hall at Auckland Airport in June 2012
AKL international terminal
New international departure atrium at Auckland Airport in 2010

Largest and busiest airport in New Zealand, with over 21 million passengers in the year ended March 2019.

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Auckland

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Large metropolitan city in the North Island of New Zealand.

Large metropolitan city in the North Island of New Zealand.

Print of a painting of Auckland port, 1857
Queen Street (c.1889); painting by Jacques Carabain. Most of the buildings depicted were demolished during rampant modernisation in the 1970s.
Looking east over the area that became Wynyard Quarter with the Auckland CBD in the middle distance, c. 1950s.
The urbanised extent of Auckland (red),
Satellite view of the Auckland isthmus and Waitematā Harbour
A view over Chelsea Sugar Refinery's lower dam towards Auckland Harbour Bridge and the CBD
The volcanic Rangitoto Island in the Hauraki Gulf, with the remnant of Takaroro / Mount Cambria in the foreground (yellow, grassy reserve) . Viewed from Takarunga / Mount Victoria over Devonport.
Asians are Auckland's fastest growing ethnic group. Here, lion dancers perform at the Auckland Lantern Festival.
St Matthew-in-the-City, a historic Anglican church in the Auckland CBD
Projection of the Auckland Region's population growth to 2031
Pedestrians on Vulcan Lane in the CBD
The modern section of the Auckland Art Gallery, completed in 2011
Albert Park in central Auckland
View from the top of Maungawhau / Mount Eden
Landmark House
The twin towers of the National Bank Centre are among the tallest buildings in Auckland
Terraced housing built in 1897 as residential buildings and associated place houses for John Endean
Auckland Town Hall entrance on Queen Street
Old Government House, former residence of the Governor
The University of Auckland clock tower building is a 'Category I' historic place, completed in 1926
Railway lines serve the western, southern and eastern parts of the city from the Britomart Transport Centre.
Aerial view of the Auckland Harbour Bridge
The Auckland CBD skyline and Harbour Bridge at sunset.
The International Terminal at Auckland International Airport
Otahuhu Power Station's 404MW combined cycle turbine, also known as Otahuhu B

The city is served by Auckland Airport, which handles around 2 million international passengers a month.

Māngere

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One of the largest suburbs in Auckland, in northern New Zealand.

One of the largest suburbs in Auckland, in northern New Zealand.

Mangere Arts Centre - Ngā Tohu o Uenuku
Māngere Town Centre

It is the location of Auckland Airport, which lies close to the harbour's edge to the south of the suburb.

View of the motorway section of the Māngere Bridge and the Old Māngere Bridge, during its replacement (November 2020)

Māngere Bridge (bridges)

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Dual motorway bridge over the Manukau Harbour in south-western Auckland, New Zealand, crossing between the suburb also known as Māngere Bridge and the suburb of Onehunga (northern side).

Dual motorway bridge over the Manukau Harbour in south-western Auckland, New Zealand, crossing between the suburb also known as Māngere Bridge and the suburb of Onehunga (northern side).

View of the motorway section of the Māngere Bridge and the Old Māngere Bridge, during its replacement (November 2020)
The pre-duplication bridge as seen from the west and north (Onehunga). The new bridge is on the opposite side.
Original wooden bridge circa 1900
The Old Māngere Bridge, supported by a temporary bailey bridge, circa 1980
View of the replacement bridge during construction in 2022
The new bridge being constructed on the eastern side of the existing bridge.
View of the new Māngere Bridge seen from the motorway bridge

In 1966, the bridge began to experience much higher traffic volumes after the opening of the new Auckland International Airport at Māngere.

Christchurch Airport

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Main airport that serves Christchurch, New Zealand.

Main airport that serves Christchurch, New Zealand.

The former 1960 terminal building and control tower designed by Paul Pascoe
The new domestic terminal under construction
Former Nationwide Air Aviation Traders Carvair at Christchurch in 1977
Passengers disembarking from a Qantas Boeing 747-200 on the apron in 1978
View of the apron from the old roof deck
Check-in hall, December 2013
A sculpture outside the terminal
Koru Club in the international part of the airport
United States Air Force Boeing C-17 Globemaster III on the tarmac at Christchurch Airport
SOFIA 747 at the gate in Christchurch

It is the second busiest airport in New Zealand, after Auckland, by both annual passengers and aircraft movements.

The Northern Busway (right) adjacent to the Northern Motorway near Tristram Avenue

Northern Busway, Auckland

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Segregated busway that runs along the eastern side of the Northern Motorway, part of State Highway 1, in the north of Auckland, New Zealand, linking the North Shore with the northern end of the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

Segregated busway that runs along the eastern side of the Northern Motorway, part of State Highway 1, in the north of Auckland, New Zealand, linking the North Shore with the northern end of the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

The Northern Busway (right) adjacent to the Northern Motorway near Tristram Avenue
Passengers boarding an Maxx-branded Northern Express service operated by Ritchies Transport in 2008
Smales Farm Station, shortly before the busway opening
Entrance to Constellation busway station
Smales Farm bus station from north in 2019
Akoranga – the footbridge leads to the western side of the motorway and AUT campus
Sunnynook, the smallest of the six stations.

Its use is limited to Auckland Transport approved buses, emergency and maintenance vehicles, and the SkyBus North Harbour services that run between Albany and Auckland Airport.

Air New Zealand

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Flag carrier airline of New Zealand.

Flag carrier airline of New Zealand.

The first TEAL aircraft, a Short S30 registered as ZK-AMA and named Aotearoa, on the water in Auckland.
A Douglas DC-8 at Sydney Airport in the early 1970s. Air New Zealand was an early operator of the DC-8. Note the pre-1973 livery with the Southern Cross on the tail.
An Air New Zealand McDonnell Douglas DC-10 in 1977. DC-10 deliveries began in 1973 and they introduced a new colour scheme, being the first of the airline's aircraft to feature the now-ubiquitous koru logo.
Air New Zealand added the Boeing 777 to its fleet in 2004. As of 2014, the 777-200ER and the larger -300ER formed the core of the airline's long-haul fleet.
"The Hub", Air New Zealand head office -36.84492°N, 174.75332°W
Air Nelson Saab 340A (no longer operated) at Auckland Airport
A Mount Cook Airlines ATR-72-500.
Zeal320 logo
Air New Zealand's "Pacific Wave", introduced in 1996
Air New Zealand's koru tail symbol, seen on Boeing 737-300 aircraft ZK-NGM
Air New Zealand 747-400 ZK-SUJ in "Airline to Middle Earth" livery
Airbus A320 ZK-OAB at Auckland wearing the All Blacks livery
Boeing 777-300ER ZK-OKP with "The Airline of Middle-earth" livery at Brisbane Airport
Air New Zealand destinations (September 2017)
Business class meal
Boeing 777-200ER cabin with mood lighting
Business Premier flatbed seat
Economy on 777-300ER
Forward 747-400 Business cabin with personal entertainment
777-300ER bar-style galley with Kia Ora screen and tasting area
Air New Zealand Koru Lounge in Wellington
Air New Zealand self check-in kiosks, Wellington

The airline's main hub is Auckland Airport, located near Mangere in the southern part of the Auckland urban area.

Aerial view of the interchange between SH 20 (diagonal from bottom left to upper right) and SH 20A towards the airport (towards bottom right).

State Highway 20 (New Zealand)

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New Zealand state highway linking at Manukau with in Point Chevalier, via Māngere and Onehunga.

New Zealand state highway linking at Manukau with in Point Chevalier, via Māngere and Onehunga.

Aerial view of the interchange between SH 20 (diagonal from bottom left to upper right) and SH 20A towards the airport (towards bottom right).
State Highway 20 as seen from Māngere Bridge, looking north.

Along with its spurs, State Highway 20A and 20B, the state highway serves Auckland Airport, the country's largest, therefore making SH 20 a key arterial route connecting the airport to the wider Auckland region and most of the upper North Island.

SkyBus (airport bus)

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Airport bus service operating in Australia in Melbourne, Hobart, Brisbane and in Auckland, New Zealand.

Airport bus service operating in Australia in Melbourne, Hobart, Brisbane and in Auckland, New Zealand.

SkyBus Terminal near Southern Cross station
A SkyBus bus in St Kilda during 2016
A SkyBus bus at its North Harbour terminus at the Westfield Albany mall

In 2015, SkyBus purchased the Auckland Airport service in New Zealand from Johnston's Coachlines.

The Mangere Aerodrome, pictured in 1958.

Mangere Aerodrome

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The original home of the Auckland Aero Club.

The original home of the Auckland Aero Club.

The Mangere Aerodrome, pictured in 1958.

It is now the site of Auckland Airport.

Satellite view of the Manukau Harbour

Manukau Harbour

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Satellite view of the Manukau Harbour
The Manukau Harbour Heads in 1960. The area in the foreground has since naturally filled with sand past the rock to the right of the photo.

Auckland Airport is located close to the harbour's eastern shore.