Auckland Airport advice for international travellers this summer

Published on : Friday, December 2, 2016

auckland airport imageAuckland Airport is advising passengers travelling internationally in December 2016 and January 2017 to allow an extra 30 minutes for their journey through the terminal building.


Judy Nicholl, Auckland Airport’s general manager – aeronautical operations, says, “December and January are always the busiest months of the year at our international terminal. Known as the summer peak, this year we expect around 150 international flights every day, which is more than 10% higher than last summer. We are also expecting more than 30,000 passengers to use the international terminal every day, which will be at least 15% higher than last summer on some days.”


“Many of us have a standard routine when departing or arriving Auckland Airport. Just like last year, we recommend everyone allows an extra 30 minutes for travel through the international terminal over the next couple of months. This will help ensure they have a relaxed journey. They should also give themselves extra time to travel to and from the airport, given the high level of roadworks happening around the Auckland region this summer.”


“Auckland Airport has been working closely with all stakeholders at the airport, including the airlines and joint border agencies, to ensure the airport can operate efficiently and effectively during the busy summer period.”


Auckland Airport has also continued to make improvements to help support the growth in international passengers and aircraft this summer, including:



Once again this summer Auckland Airport has recruited extra staff, including more than 60 Passenger Experience Assistants, to help passengers at the airport. We have also worked with the New Zealand Aviation Security Service to:



In addition to the above initiatives we have also been focused on a number of transport initiatives to improve travel times within the airport roading network:



Passengers can play their part to help keep things moving at the international terminal this summer by:



“Auckland Airport’s international terminal will also be a busy place this summer due to the major upgrade of our international departure area. Construction of this project is now well underway and the first stage will open mid-2017 – delivering a new passport control, security screening and processing area, and some new space for our two duty free stores. And out on the airfield, passengers will be able to see the work we are doing to extend Pier B of the international terminal to provide additional lounges and airbridges, so that Pier B can accommodate four more A320 aircraft or two more A380 aircraft. Combined, these two construction projects represent the most significant upgrade to our international airport capacity in several decades and set us on the path to our airport of the future.”

“We thank everyone in advance for their understanding and support during our busiest time of the year,” concludes Ms Nicholl.



Source:- Auckland Airport


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