The gateway to the land of the long white cloud
Auckland Airport is the major connection between the world and “the land of the long white cloud”.
It is where New Zealand touches the world - welcoming visitors and farewelling friends.
Auckland International Airport Limited (Auckland Airport) was formed in 1988, when the New Zealand Government corporatised the management of Auckland International Airport. In 1998, the Government sold down its shareholding, and Auckland Airport became the fifth airport company in the world to be publicly listed.
At the 2015 SKYTRAX World Airport Awards, Auckland Airport was voted Best Airport in Australia Pacific for seventh year in a row. Auckland Airport is also a major driver of the New Zealand economy, generating billions of dollars for the economy, creating thousands of jobs, and making a vital contribution to New Zealand trade and tourism by strengthening connections with the world.
Over 70 per cent of visitors enter or leave New Zealand via Auckland Airport, which handles over 18.5 million passengers a year. Thirty international airlines serve Auckland Airport, Australasia’s third busiest international airport, after Sydney and Melbourne.
As New Zealand's major transport hub, Auckland Airport is investing in an airport and traveller experience that all New Zealanders can be proud of.
Auckland Airport is continually developing the capacity and services to ensure it will sustainably cope with an anticipated 40 million passengers a year by 2044, reflecting New Zealand’s growing popularity as one of the world’s leading tourism destinations.