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Launch of new world-class retail area

15 December 2010

Auckland Airport international terminal's new-look departure retail space was officially launched today at a ceremony highlighted by the unveiling of its architectural and audio-visual showpiece

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WIN a trip to Queenstown

01 December 2010

Queenstown is a great place to visit no matter what the season. With bungy jumping, jet boating and tramping, as well as wine trails and an exciting social scene, there is plenty to do there this summer.

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Domestic terminal shopping for Christmas

29 November 2010

The domestic terminal has something for everyone this festive season – and the best thing is that you don’t have to go far if you’re stuck for ideas or last minute gifts for family and friends.

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A big dose of Christmas cheer

26 November 2010

Twelve deserving charities are about to benefit from a big dose of Christmas cheer in the coming weeks as the airport gives away $120,000 to good causes.

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The ultimate RWC store

22 November 2010

Attention rugby fans and All Black supporters! The brand new Rugby World Cup store has opened on the landside departures area on the first floor of the international terminal.

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Taking Care of Families

29 October 2010

Travelling with kids is never easy, but the airport is doing its best to make what can be a difficult experience a whole lot more enjoyable.

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Sneak peek at a Novotel room

29 October 2010

Anyone who’s been anywhere near the airport in recent months will have noticed the rapidly rising structure of the Novotel hotel in the international terminal car park.

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Mercedes building takes shape

29 October 2010

If you’ve recently cruised down Landing Drive in Auckland Airport’s business district, you might have noticed that the new Mercedes building is slowly taking shape.

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Four Nations at the airport

29 October 2010

It’s time to get out there and support the Kiwis as they battle it out on the field against Australia, England and Papua New Guinea in the Four Nations rugby league tournament.

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AGM Annual meeting time again

29 October 2010

Auckland Airport’s annual general meeting took place at the TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre on 28 October. Over 300 shareholders attended the meeting with lively discussion from the floor

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Motorway cruising to finish

28 September 2010

Motorists heading to and from the airport will be in for a faster ride by Christmas now that the final stage of the Manukau extension project is underway.

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Best view at the airport

27 September 2010

If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t ever have an off day, then working as an air traffic controller might just be the job for you

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New hotel underway

27 September 2010

Price-conscious travellers will be able to stay at the airport’s newest hotel this time next year

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Schools win gold

24 September 2010

Congratulations to the five schools, one kohanga reo and four sports clubs named as the first recipients of Auckland Airport’s Gold Medal Awards.

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Quake workers

23 September 2010

Auckland Airport workers are leading by example when it comes to helping those in need.

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New playground opens

20 September 2010

Had enough of running around after energetic kids? Then head to the Kids Corner - Auckland Airport’s fantastic new playground on level one landside near McDonalds.

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Longer hours for Flight Centre

13 September 2010

The team at Flight Centre Auckland Airport is excited to announce they will be open for longer hours. From Monday, 11 October the store will be open seven days a week from 6am to midnight

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An invitation to the community

31 August 2010

Auckland Airport Community Trust is holding its annual public meeting at Te Manukanuka o Hoturoa Marae, the airport Marae, on 20 October and you’re invited.

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X-ray goes mobile

23 August 2010

A new mobile x-ray machine will make it easier to screen goods entering the country in emergency situations.

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Duckling rescue

19 August 2010

These ducklings had a lucky escape after getting trapped in a storm water drain at the airport.

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Airport sponsors exciting boxing prospect

19 August 2010

He packs a mighty punch, but promising Mangere boxer Joseph Parker wasn’t sure he would be able to take up his selection for the Commonwealth Games in India next month because of a lack of funding.

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Photo competition winners

08 August 2010

Tim Wilton was in Brisbane celebrating his mum’s 85th birthday when the Auckland Airport/NZ Herald photo competition winners were announced.

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A sparkling new shopping experience

02 August 2010

If you like to hit the duty free shops before you travel overseas, then Auckland Airport’s ‘new look’ stores are a must-see once you’ve passed security. Six stores in the eastern wing of the international terminal, including Whitcoulls, Walker and Hall, Adidas, Beachculture, Sunglasses Hut and Around NZ (a gift and souvenir shop) have been revamped and just opened as part of the upgrade of the whole departure area, offering passengers a high-class shopping experience. Paul Divers, Auckland Airport’s retail manager, said passengers will be able to enjoy a high standard of retail with stores looking nice and fresh. And as a special incentive to get out your wallet, the airport’s marketing team is running a celebratory competition that could see you win a dream shopping trip worth $10,000 to one of eight world-famous shopping destinations. All you have to do is spend $30 or more at any of the shops before 30 September to enter the draw.

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Batten plane back up

02 August 2010

After two months in storage, the tiny plane that Jean Batten flew solo from England to New Zealand in 1936, is back on display for all to see.

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Jetstar's on a roll

01 August 2010

The team at Jetstar has been a very busy bunch; announcing boosts to existing services and unveiling new direct routes out of Auckland.

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Fog on the runway

01 August 2010

Air traffic controllers did a fantastic job of ensuring the safety of travellers on a recent foggy winter’s day.

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Social heroes

30 July 2010

It’s time to celebrate! Auckland Airport, Skycity and the Leukaemia and Blood Foundation have been recognised in this year’s Robin Hood Social Heroes Awards.

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Kiosks speed up check-in

19 July 2010

Check-in queues for flights to Australia are a thing of the past at Auckland Airport thanks to Air New Zealand’s new self-service kiosks.

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New Jetstar Queenstown services welcomed

14 July 2010

Auckland Airport welcomed the announcement today by Jetstar that it is significantly expanding its Queenstown services, with the commencement in mid-December of twice weekly direct flights to Melbourne and to the Gold Coast, and an increase in services between Queenstown and Auckland from daily to 11 times a week.

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New terminal transfer bus

12 July 2010

You may have noticed recently that the old white buses transporting passengers between the airport’s terminals have been replaced by a newer model.

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New pax arrival card

02 July 2010

Next time you return to New Zealand after overseas travel, keep an eye out for the new look Passenger Arrival Card (PAC).

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Celebratory cake for Customs

01 July 2010

New Zealand Customs was able to have a small celebration last month when about $6 million worth of methamphetamine (P) was found in the luggage of a tour group arriving at Auckland Airport.

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Coffee worth travelling for

30 June 2010

The first pleasant experience travellers have on arrival and a lasting pleasant memory when they depart: that’s what Retro Espresso owner Brent Gore says a cup of coffee from his 1964 vintage Airstream caravan, parked outside Gate 8 at the international terminal, should be.

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Kiwis Jet to Singapore

21 June 2010

Jetstar’s new daily flights between Auckland and Singapore will not only give Kiwis the opportunity to get to Singapore for a lot less

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Shopping delights

16 June 2010

Travelling overseas and looking for great shopping deals? You shouldn’t walk past the new duty free shopping booklet.

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Cargo Central makeover

01 June 2010

A huge mural depicting a plane with its nose open revealing its cavernous cargo area is now complete on the recently named Cargo Central building at Auckland Airport.

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Auckland Airport benchmarks sustainability

01 June 2010

In an important milestone for Auckland Airport, it‟s commitment to sustainable business practice has been recognised by EarthCheck, the world‟s leading sustainable travel and tourism certification organisation.

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Airport attracts Chinese Charters

01 June 2010

Next year’s Chinese New Year celebrations will be marked with the addition of some exciting new charter flights into Auckland Airport from the city of Guangzhou in China.

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Guy selects Auckland Airport

01 June 2010

A regular visitor to Auckland Airport is Guy King of Select Tours, a high-end tour company that personally escorts visitors throughout Auckland and New Zealand.

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Book your parking online

28 May 2010

Booking your parking at Auckland Airport is now much easier with a new online system that provides airport customers with great choice and even greater deals.

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The latest TRENZ in tourism

28 May 2010

Being present at TRENZ 2010, which took place over four days from May 24 to 27, offered Auckland Airport an amazing opportunity to meet with overseas buyers to grow passenger numbers coming to New Zealand.

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Firefighters at the top

23 May 2010

Twenty-five kilograms of equipment, 1103 steps and buckets of money – Auckland Airport Rescue Fire raised close to $20,000 for the Leukemia and Blood Foundation after climbing to the top of Auckland’s Sky Tower as part of the annual Firefighter Sky Tower Challenge

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Duty free benefits from tax rise

21 May 2010

A rise in GST from 12.5 per cent to 15 per cent means travellers shopping at Auckland Airport duty free stores will enjoy even cheaper prices compared to the local market

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$30mil budget booster

20 May 2010

A $30 million boost in funding, announced in the Government’s 2010 budget, is a vote of confidence that the tourism industry will continue to contribute towards economic improvement in New Zealand.

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Stepping up for Leukaemia

04 May 2010

Walking up the down escalator might not be the most effective way to get to the second floor of Auckland Airport’s international terminal, but it’s a great way to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation.

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Batten plane on the move

03 May 2010

If you like to admire Jean Batten’s plane where it normally flies above the duty free stores at Auckland Airport – don’t be shocked to find it gone later this week.

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WRC Rally arrives in Auckland

02 May 2010

Air transport is the only option for FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) teams due to arrive at Auckland Airport today. Shipping takes far too long and the cars would be out of date by the time they got here.

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Stop, and SHOP!

01 May 2010

A whole new experience in duty free shopping now awaits anyone travelling overseas from Auckland Airport.

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Property takes flight

28 April 2010

Businesses will be encouraged to take their pick of opportunities at Auckland Airport after the launch of a new property precinct plan today.

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Taking on the world

21 April 2010

First it was Oceania, then it was Asia, now it’s the rest of the world. Auckland Airport has been shortlisted for the World Routes Airport Marketing Awards.

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Aucklanders host stranded visitors

18 April 2010

Around 280 generous Aucklanders were willing to open their homes to passengers stranded when Iceland’s volcano Eyjafjallajökull erupted, sending ash across the skies of Europe.

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Earthcheck

16 April 2010

A city within a city, Auckland Airport generates billions of dollars for the economy, creates thousands of jobs

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Writers celebrate

01 April 2010

The 11th Auckland Readers and Writers Festival takes place from May 12 to 16 and in a nod to the theme of Ideas Need Word

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Picture it

31 March 2010

Check out the display of stunning images from around New Zealand from 31 March to 14 April in the international terminal foodcourt area..

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Police Message

29 March 2010

The aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake was a very busy period for the Airport Police.

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Auckland Airport Skytrax Award

24 March 2010

Auckland Airport has cemented its status as a world-class tourism and trade hub, when it was yesterday voted the 9thth best airport in the world, up from 10th last yea

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The Skycouch

22 March 2010

If you hate the uncomfortable economy seating in those long haul flights, the new Skycouch from Air New Zealand could be an option for you.

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Simple idea saves time

12 March 2010

The airport’s Supreme Every Minute Matters award went to National Disinsection Manager Doug Farr and the team at MAF

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Summer of hot cash prizes

03 March 2010

For 13 sizzling weeks over summer the domestic terminal shops participated in the Hot Cash Competition, which gave customers a chance to win a weekly prize draw of $500

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On top again

03 March 2010

In February another prestigious award was added to Auckland Airport’s trophy cabinet: at a ceremony in Singapore, Auckland Airport was named the Frost and Sullivan Asia Pacific Aerospace and Defence Awards Airport of the Year (under 15 million passengers annually).

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More direct flights to Brunei

02 March 2010

From March 28 Royal Brunei will be offering passengers more direct flights from Auckland Airport to Brunei, extending services to 5 times a week.

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March in Auckland

01 March 2010

March is an exciting month for Auckland, with some amazing events taking place around the city. Don’t miss out – get on a plane, through Auckland Airport and join in the action!

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Pacific Blue heads to the Tropics

01 March 2010

The Tropical North Queensland city of Cairns will soon be easier and cheaper to get to when Pacific Blue adds two weekly return flights to the city from March 23.

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New budget airport hotel

26 February 2010

Affordable accommodation at the airport is on its way with a 125 room Formule 1 Hotel opening at the airport in time for the Rugby World Cup 2011.

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We know when you're arriving

25 February 2010

The Advanced Passenger Display (APD) system has gone live at Auckland Airport providing vital information on arriving passengers for airport staff.

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Branching out

24 February 2010

One of the most exciting and unique aspects to the new airside shopping area in the international terminal is the large tree-like structure planned as the centrepiece for the entire space.

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Successful completion of retail book build

22 February 2010

Auckland International Airport (“Auckland Airport”) advises that it has successfully completed the retail bookbuild component of its 1 for 16 fully underwritten entitlement offer (“Retail Bookbuild”). This was the final stage of Auckland Airport’s approximately NZ$126.4 million equity raising, announced on 27 January 2010 (“Offer”).

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Successful completion of retail entitlement offer

19 February 2010

Auckland International Airport (“Auckland Airport”) advises that it has successfully completed the retail entitlement offer component (“Retail Entitlement Offer”) of its 1 for 16 fully underwritten entitlement offer (“Offer”).

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Fiji winner

19 February 2010

It was definitely the best $10 Valen Pirret has ever spent – it won her a trip to Fiji.

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New Altitudes

17 February 2010

NZ Customs’ recent move to new premises at the airport didn’t even leave a gap. In fact, it was just what Altitude Aerospace Interiors needed.

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Satisfaction guaranteed

15 February 2010

Jetstar’s already known for its low fares, but a recently announced guarantee is just one step in a bid to ensure the airline is also known for its excellent service.

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Cupid at the airport

12 February 2010

Auckland Airport staff played their part in a grand romantic gesture last month when they helped a young Tauranga man propose to his girlfriend in the landside departures area.

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Saving with showerheads

11 February 2010

Easy – just replace all the showerheads in the international terminal lounges and rest rooms with low flow fittings at a cost of $7,000.

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Lounge around for just $10

08 February 2010

A new level of comfort is now available for travellers on Jetstar’s domestic network, with passengers flying from Auckland to Christchurch, Wellington or Queenstown able to relax at the recently opened Akarana Lounge at Auckland Airport.

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Increased security on US flights

04 February 2010

In response to the latest attempted terrorist attack at Christmas, tighter security measures for all flights to the US have been in place at Auckland Airport since Boxing Day.

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Surf's up!

29 January 2010

Piha played host to around 250 young surfers from 30 different countries last month as the Quicksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship rolled into town.

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Pedal Power

27 January 2010

It all started with a desire to get customers between the domestic and international terminals as quickly as possible. Now the idea for a pedicab service at Auckland Airport is being researched further as a possibility for the future.

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A Royal visit

24 January 2010

There was no way Auckland Airport could escape the royal fever that gripped the nation when Prince William arrived for his whistle-stop visit.

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Making a good impression

21 January 2010

There was something different about four recent flights into Auckland Airport. All four were charter flights from Japan filled to the brim with tourists booked through Japanese travel agents.

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Air New Zealand - a winning airline

19 January 2010

Good news for Air New Zealand was good news for its staff when the airline was named “Airline of the Year” at the Air Transport World magazine awards – the aviation industry equivalent of the Oscars®.

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A Kiwi slice of Queensland

13 January 2010

In a move aimed at expanding and diversifying its assets, as well as providing Auckland Airport with a better connection to growing Asian markets, Auckland International Airport Ltd has purchased a 24.55 per cent state in North Queensland Airports (NQA).).

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