Building the airport of the future

The need to keep Auckland Airport fully operational through terminal and airfield expansion adds extra complexity to an already challenging process.


Projects have been carefully sequenced not just to ensure the airport can accommodate the growth in air travel, but to prioritise safety and minimise the impact on today’s passengers as they travel through the airport.

We are currently investing $1 million every working day in upgrading and expanding the airport, and have committed a further $1.8 billion to deliver new infrastructure over the next five years that will support New Zealand’s travel and tourism growth. A new departure experience, additional gate and stand capacity and new taxiways will all be built over this period, with growth further supported by new hotels and improved access to, from and through the airport precinct.

Second runway

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International departure area upgrade

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Pier B extension

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Airfield upgrade works

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Other projects

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Updates

Auckland Airport announces $1.8 billion investment in infrastructure for the next five years to support the continued growth of New Zealand travel and tourism

Media release

08 June 2017

In the 50 years since Auckland Airport opened, how New Zealanders travel and where we travel to has changed significantly. At the same time Auckland’s airport has evolved and grown from only several hundred thousand passengers in 1966 to over 18.5 million this year.

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New transport projects to improve travel around Auckland Airport and support better public transport options. New gateway bridge to be built.

Media release

01 June 2017

Auckland Airport has announced the details of four new transport projects as part of its longer term plan to improve travel around the airport over the next three years.

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Auckland Airport announces appointment of specialist consortium to lead design of the ‘airport of the future’

Media release

09 May 2017

Auckland Airport today opened applications for its fifth annual round of Tourism Development Grants at the airport’s International Travel Summit in Auckland.

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