Airport of the futureAuckland Airport is destined to grow quickly and we have developed a 30 year vision for it.
We are fortunate be located on the shores of the beautiful Manukau Harbour and we want to play our part to protect this natural environment. We are working closely with Auckland Council and other parties to manage local biodiversity. These are some of the initiatives we are involved in.
The Manukau shoreline attracts large numbers of local birds and flocks of migrating birds. During peak migration periods up to 15,000 birds can gather around the airport’s perimeter.
Birds can present problems at airports. They can damage jet engines and endanger travellers. To manage these risks we have an active wildlife hazard management programme in place. This programme includes discouraging birds from high-risk areas around the airport and encouraging them to relocate to areas where they pose less harm. To achieve this we:
Over 70% of visitors to New Zealand pass through our airport. We want our passengers to appreciate the unique beauty of our country’s landscape and to create an attractive business hub. We are working hard to achieve this by: