Peak times at Auckland Airport for the Rugby World Cup

03 August 2011

peak days at auckland airport

The Rugby World Cup will see tens of thousands of people arriving in New Zealand and many more travelling around the country. Auckland will be the main hub for such movements, which means Auckland Airport will be even busier than it usually is.

There will be several peak days at the airport, which, at this stage, are likely to be:

Domestic terminal: October 10, 16, 17 and 24.
International terminal: October 14, 17, 24, 25 and 26.

There are five hints that passengers can take to help make their trip easier and faster:

  1. Check your flight schedule at and get to the airport on time. Be sure to leave plenty of time to go through screening and processing, particularly on those busy days.
  2. Be ready for airport security requirements. Find our more at
  3. Follow any instructions or advice you get from Airport staff. Stick to designated pick-up and drop-off areas when meeting people at the airport.
  4. Be in the know about the services available from the airport team. Go to to find out what’s on offer.
  5. Enjoy the game!