We're looking beyond to create a world-class travel experience

Auckland Airport is building a better future for travellers, delivering quicker effortless arrivals, fresh modern terminals and new spaces to dine, shop and enjoy. And that means we’re looking to make some changes. You’ll find everything you need to know right here.

Arriving at Auckland Airport

While we are making changes, Auckland Airport may look different each time you arrive. Check out our new precint fly through or our airport maps to familiarise yourself before you arrive.

As we near completion of our new canopy walkway we need to carry out important roading works in the surrounding area. To enable this, a small section of the container walkway connecting the international terminal to carparks D and E, rental cars and shuttles has been removed. This section will be uncovered until the first stage of the canopy walkway opens in mid December. As Auckland weather can be very changeable, please be prepared, an umbrella may be handy.

Flight information

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Building the gateway New Zealand needs: Multi-billion-dollar investment in future of travel at Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport is underway with its biggest redevelopment since the airport opened in 1966 with a brand-new domestic terminal to be fully integrated into the international terminal.
“This is a major investment for Auckland Airport, one which we have been working towards for many years,” said Patrick Strange, Auckland Airport’s Chair.

“The domestic terminal is almost 60 years old and needs replacing. It’s nearing capacity and it’s no longer fit for purpose and hasn’t been for some time. If it wasn’t for the pandemic, we would already be well underway with its replacement.”

New Road Te Ara Kōrako kick-starts wider roading upgrades

The final piece of the Northern Network project is complete with new precinct road Te Ara Kōrako.
Te Ara Kōrako connects George Bolt Memorial Drive with Nixon Road, opening an alternative route for precinct traffic and diverting some of the traffic volume away from the main intersection at Tom Pearce Drive.
As well the completion of Te Ara Kōrako, there’s also wider roading upgrades along Laurence Stevens Drive.
The first stage of the Laurence Stevens Drive work is set to be completed by late December 2023, and provides a new terminal-bound T3 lane from Hape Drive to Geoffrey Roberts Road. Stage two starts in mid-January, and involves replacing the roundabout at the Puhinui Road, Tom Pearce Drive and Hape Drive intersection with a signalised intersection, adding an additional lane on Tom Pearce Drive, between the new signalised intersection and Jimmy Ward Crescent, as well as adding a second terminal-bound lane between Hape Drive and Pūkaki Bridge.

Progress at Western Truck Dock

Auckland Airport’s integrated terminal enabling projects (six work packages in total) are in different phases of construction, and on our Western Truck Dock site we’re seeing noticeable changes to the footprint and progress in the area.

Located to the west of the International Terminal Building, the under-construction workspace will be the new home for truck deliveries of all goods and services, food and beverages, as well as duty free products into the international terminal.

When it’s completed in the second quarter of 2025, it replaces the current truck dock at the eastern end of the terminal behind check-in to allow for the completion of the baggage handling system as part of the programme of work to build the new domestic terminal.

Safety in numbers and hours

There’s a lot of mahi taking place all over the precinct, and crucial to these works is the safety of Auckland Airport’s people and customers.

It’s imperative Auckland Airport is operating in a safe work environment, and recently best-practice safety was highlighted on the Common Services Trench (CST) project.

The project involves the excavation and installation of a common services trench for utilities such as electrical cables, water pipes, gas pipes and communication cables to support our terminal operations and future development plans.

Fulton Hogan, the contractor for the project, recently notched up 40,000 hours without any serious incidents. This demonstrates the team’s commitment to running a safe workspace in a complex and fast-moving environment.

Creating the canopies for the new Transport Hub

The Transport Hub build continues to charge ahead, and one of the improvements is the container walkway being upgraded with a new permanent canopy later this year, shortly followed by refreshed landscaping around the Novotel Hotel to provide a significant uplift in the experience for customers in this landside plaza area.

Steel beams for the permanent canopy have been installed in the ground in preparation for the final canopy. These walkways will provide a much-improved entry and exit for travellers and visitors walking to and from the International Terminal Building.

We’re tracking towards the ground floor of the Transport Hub opening in the first quarter of 2024.

Mobility Parking

We’re looking beyond to smooth connections for people with mobility impairments. While we’re building a new Transport Hub our mobility parking spaces will be relocated to Car Park D and Car Park E. But we’ve got options for mobility parkers, including a Mobility Valet service.

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Auckland Airport’s ‘green line’

Stretch your legs and get some fresh air by taking our inter-terminal walkway between the two terminal buildings. The walkway is indicated by a green line painted on the footpath and is approximately a 10-minute walk.

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Get ready for your trip

Find out more about general security information at Auckland Airport as well as the rules regarding travelling liquids, aerosols and gels plus terminal maps and local shops and services.

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