As New Zealand’s busiest travel hub, Auckland Airport offers connections to both domestic and international destinations. Its facilities are first class and have won the airport multiple industry awards over the years. Travellers can hit up a fantastic selection of shops, featuring both local and international brands.
The airport features two terminals, domestic and international. They are located 500-metres apart and are linked by a free shuttle bus service and a signposted walkway. For those seeking comfort and convenience, several airport hotels are located nearby, with most offering free shuttle services to and from the terminals. Inside is a smorgasbord of bars, cafes and convenience stores, with both terminals keeping passengers connected with free Wi-Fi hotspots.
A sky bus service ferries passengers between the CBD and Auckland Airport, with public transport links also available. Bus services connect the airport to the city centre, as well as other local hubs. The drive to the CBD takes around 25 minutes, with several rental car agencies located nearby.
While today the airport hosts around 45 flight movements per hour, it was originally used as an airfield by the Auckland Aero Club. The club leased land from a dairy farmer and transformed the footprint into a set of runways.