Find the cheapest flight to Auckland
Auckland International Airport (airport code AKL) is New Zealand’s biggest and busiest international gateway – it is also the fourth busiest airport in the region, in terms of total passenger numbers, after Australia’s three biggest. Auckland’s airport is actually mroe than 20 km away from the city center of Auckland in a town called Mangere. It is the main hub for Air New Zealand, the country’s national airline.
You can find a complete list of the international airlines flying in and out of Auckland here – you will need to go here for the domestic airlines. Tracking incoming and outgoing flights is easy – you can see the information from the airport’s display board here. To help you get around the airport – which will be helpful if you are unfamiliar with it, as it has been redesigned somewhat in recent years – there are terminal maps here. For those of you who cannot wait to get back on a computer, there are internet stations on the ground floor and the first floor, and WiFi hotspots throughout both the international and domestic terminals. There is a luggage storage facility at the Visitors Information Centre in the domestic transfer area which is open every day from the time the first flight arrives to the time the last flight leaves. Another luggage option is the Baggage Services Shop on the ground floor where you can store your bags overnight or arrange for door to door delivery of excess luggage – and that beats carrying it any day. Your dining and shopping options are listed here, and if your book no longer looks interesting why not play some golf at one of the two 18-hole mini courses at Treasure Island Adventure Golf near the airport? Your public transport options are listed here, and you can get everything from a bus to a helicopter. Car rental agencies serving the airport are listed here.
More Information on Auckland
Auckland is New Zealand’s biggest and most populous city, and although it is an interesting city it is quite unlike the rest of the country. It will likely be your entry point into New Zealand, but it should not be the only part of New Zealand you see. The best thing to do is spend a couple of days in Auckland before heading to the more scenic and popular parts of the country.