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Auckland International Airport

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IATA: AKL – ICAO: NZAA
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner AIAL
Operator Auckland International Airport Ltd
Serves Auckland
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Elevation AMSL 23 ft / 7 m
Coordinates 37°00′29″S 174°47′30″E / -37.00806, 174.79167
Website http://www.auckland-airport.co.nz/
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05R/23L 11,926 3,635 Concrete
05L/23R 10,197 3,108 Asphalt
Location of the airport relative to Auckland urban area
Location of the airport relative to Auckland urban area
Typical scene at the international terminal at Auckland International Airport
Typical scene at the international terminal at Auckland International Airport

Auckland International Airport (IATA: AKL, ICAO: NZAA) is the largest and busiest international airport in New Zealand with over 12 million (some 7 million international and 6 million domestic) passengers a year, expected to more than double by 2025.[1] The airport is in Mangere, a western suburb of Manukau City, and is 21 km south of Auckland city centre. It is the central hub for Air New Zealand. An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... For other uses, see Auckland (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Auckland (disambiguation). ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... This article is about the construction material. ... The term asphalt is often used as an abbreviation for asphalt concrete. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (589x701, 104 KB)Location map of Auckland International Airport, New Zealand I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (589x701, 104 KB)Location map of Auckland International Airport, New Zealand I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,592 × 1,728 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,592 × 1,728 pixels, file size: 1. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... Mangere is one of the larger suburbs of Manukau City, one of the four cities that make up the conurbation of Auckland, New Zealand, in northern New Zealand. ... Manukau City (orange). ... This article is about the City of Auckland. ... Boeing 747-400 Boeing 747-400 Air New Zealand Limited (ASX: , NZX: AIR, Air New Zealand) is a scheduled passenger airline based in Auckland, New Zealand, and the national flag carrier. ...


Auckland Airport is one of New Zealand’s most important infrastructure assets, providing thousands of jobs for the region, and is the country’s second-largest cargo 'port' by value, contributing around $14 billion to the economy, and catering for over four million visitors each year, resulting in a 70% share of New Zealand's international travellers.[citation needed]


In terms of total passenger numbers it is the fourth largest airport in Australasia, after Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney), Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) and Brisbane Airport (Eagle Farm). As has been noted by its CEO and the Prime Minister of New Zealand, it is the second largest airport in Australasia in terms of high-yield international passengers, being around 50% larger than Melbourne Airport.[2] Australasia Australasia is a term variably used to describe a region of Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, and neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean. ... Sydney Airport Control Tower International Terminal forecourt Sydney International Terminal International Terminal, Qantas check-in lounge International Terminal car park Memorial to Charles Kingsford Smith, International Terminal Qantas AVRO 504K replica, first plane flown by Qantas, Domestic Terminal Sydney Domestic Terminal entrance Terminal Control Unit including the old Control Tower... For other uses, see Melbourne Airport (disambiguation). ... BNE redirects here. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ...


It has a capacity of about 45 flight movements per hour,[1] since it has a single runway, with a taxiway upgraded for use as a runway when the runway requires maintenance or in emergencies.[3] It does not have sufficient separation distance to operate simultaneously with the runway. A taxiway is a strip of land on an airport on which aircraft can roll (taxi) to or from a hangar, terminal, runway, or other facility. ...

Contents

History

Overview

The site of the airport was first used as an airfield by the Auckland Aero Club. In 1928, the club leased some land from a dairy farmer to accommodate the club's three De Havilland Gypsy Moths. The club president noted at the time that the site "has many advantages of vital importance for an aerodrome and training ground. It has good approaches, is well drained and is free from power lines, buildings and fogs." Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The De Havilland DH.60G Gipsy Moth was a variant of the DH.60 Moth powered by the De Havilland Gipsy I engine. ...


In 1960 work started to transform the site into Auckland's main airport, taking over from Whenuapai in the north-west of the city. Much of the runway is on land reclaimed from the Manukau Harbour. The first flight to leave was an Air New Zealand DC-8 in November 1965, bound for Sydney. The airport was officially opened the following year, with a 'grand air pageant' on Auckland Anniversary weekend, 29 to 31 January 1966. Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Whenuapai is located in Waitakere city, one of the cities which make up the conurbation of Auckland, in the northern North Island of New Zealand. ... Location of Manukau Harbour. ... Boeing 747-400 Boeing 747-400 Air New Zealand Limited (ASX: , NZX: AIR, Air New Zealand) is a scheduled passenger airline based in Auckland, New Zealand, and the national flag carrier. ... The Douglas DC-8 is a four-engined jet airliner, manufactured between 1959 and 1972. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... (Redirected from 29 January) January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ...


A new international terminal, named after Jean Batten, was built in 1977. The most recent substantial upgrade was in 2005, separating arriving and departing passengers in response to the terrorism fears after 9-11, which caused concerns that passengers arriving from 'unsafe' airports (i.e. those considered to have insufficient screening procedures) could transfer bombs or weapons in the mixed zone, passing them to other passengers departing for, for example, the USA. Jean Gardner Batten CBE (September 15, 1909–November 22, 1982) was a New Zealand aviator. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 9-11 can refer to: The September 11, 2001 attacks A collection of interviews of Noam Chomsky by a variety of European publications and individual interviewers during the month after the September 11, 2001 attacks September 11 (month-day date notation) 9 November (day-month date notation) The North American...


Expansion

The airport is preparing for the construction of a second main runway about one km north of the current area used by the airport. The project's initial NZ$32 million stage is to provide a 1.2 km strip for use by smaller regional-connection planes. To be finished in time for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, the new runway is expected to substantially increase the international-flight capacity of the airport, as smaller planes can be removed from the main runway. These require long safety distances from the air turbulence wakes of preceding jet airliners, causing associated additional delays.[1] This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The 2011 Rugby World Cup will be the seventh staging of the tournament. ...


Eventually the second runway is to be extended into to 2.15 km, able to accommodate international flights to destinations like Australia or the Pacific Islands. This 10-year project would cost NZ$120 million, not including substantial extensions planned for the airport arrivals/departure buildings and associated structures.[1]


International Terminal

Departures

International Terminal at the Auckland International Airport
International Terminal at the Auckland International Airport

Check-in counters are at the eastern end of the international terminal building on the ground level. Unusually for most international airports, the counters are arranged in a straight line, rather than in islands. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (5800x1700, 1447 KB) Summary The international terminal at Auckland International Airport. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (5800x1700, 1447 KB) Summary The international terminal at Auckland International Airport. ...


After checking in, passengers proceed to the first floor via escalators and lifts to passport control and emigration. Premium class passengers flying on Air New Zealand, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Qantas and LAN Airlines have expedited clearance facilities at check-in downstairs and are able to proceed through a pre-cleared express lane upstairs to avoid queues at the main clearance checkpoint, which can have waiting times of up to 30 minutes. Air New Zealand Premium passengers can avoid the main clearance checkpoint altogether and proceed directly to the central security checkpoint. There are no special clearance facilities for Australian and New Zealand passport holders (as in Arrivals). Boeing 747-400 Boeing 747-400 Air New Zealand Limited (ASX: , NZX: AIR, Air New Zealand) is a scheduled passenger airline based in Auckland, New Zealand, and the national flag carrier. ... Emirates (Arabic: الإمارات al-Imārāt) is an airline based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. ... Singapore Airlines Limited (Abbreviation: SIA; Chinese: ; pinyin: , abbreviated ; Malay: ; Tamil: ) (SGX: S55) is the national airline of Singapore. ... Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (SEHK: 0293)(traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is an airline based in Hong Kong, operating scheduled passenger and cargo services to 120 destinations worldwide. ... Qantas Airways Limited (IPA: ) is the national airline of Australia. ... LAN Airlines Sociedad Anónima NYSE: LFL (formerly LanChile) is an airline based in Santiago, Chile. ... Boeing 747-400 Boeing 747-400 Air New Zealand Limited (ASX: , NZX: AIR, Air New Zealand) is a scheduled passenger airline based in Auckland, New Zealand, and the national flag carrier. ...


After clearing passport control and the central security checkpoint,passengers walk through a duty-free mall before going up a short escalator to the new upper level, which was completed in December 2005 to satisfy CAA requirements that arriving and departing passengers be separated.


Arrivals

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 landing on the main runway.
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 landing on the main runway.

Most large planes disembark directly by airbridge onto the first floor at the international terminal. Airstairs may be used during peak periods. International passengers walk past duty-free shops before descending via escalators, stairs or lift to passport control on the ground floor. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 560 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,841 × 1,288 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 560 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,841 × 1,288 pixels, file size: 1. ... Malaysia Airlines (Abbreviated: MAS,马航 ; Malay: Penerbangan Malaysia; Chinese: 马来西亚航空公司; Hanyu Pinyin: MálaixÄ«ya Hángkōng GōngsÄ«) is the national airline of Malaysia, operating scheduled services to over 100 destinations on five continents. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ...


An express clearance facility for New Zealand and Australian passport holders is available on level 1, with eligible passengers clearing immigration control there before proceeding by direct escalator to the baggage hall on the ground floor, although this express facility is seldom open. This express clearance facility was the result of an ill-conceived measure to promote duty-free sales by allowing expedited clearance for New Zealand and Australian passport holders who purchased duty-free goods on arrival. However, New Zealand and Australian passport holders traditionally enjoyed short queues at immigration, and after negative reviews in newspapers such as The New Zealand Herald and peak-time passenger flow resulting in long queues at the main facility, the duty-free purchase requirement was removed in 2004.[citation needed] For the officer of arms, see New Zealand Herald Extraordinary. ...


Five flat-bed baggage belts are in the arrivals hall. Reclaim belt 5 is longer than the others as it was intended that 747-400 flights use this, due to their larger capacity for both passengers and baggage. 747-400 aircraft rarely use this reclaim because it is generally used by airlines which contract ground handling to Menzies, and only Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand and QANTAS operates the 747-400 into Auckland.


The latest project is to move arrivals to the west of the existing facilities, so they can be used to clear passengers from the intended Pier B, with a central processing area for both piers. This will require passengers arriving at Pier A (the current terminal) to walk to the west, clearing immigration, before retracing their steps to collect their baggage. Auckland Airport has indicated that it will be installing travelators along this new passageway. An inclined moving sidewalk at Beaudry metro station in Montreal A moving sidewalk, moving walkway, travelator, travellator or trav-o-lator is a slow speed conveyor belt to transport people; they can walk along it or stand; it is like a horizontal escalator. ...


In early November 2007, Auckland Airport announced it would be fast-tracking a new project to extend the first floor of the current terminal building over the departures forecourt, and to open that the new arrivals hall (currently on the ground floor) in time for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Arriving passengers will access carparks by sloping travelators, escalators and lifts. It is unclear how departures, currently on the first floor with check-in on the ground floor, and the location of the baggage carousels and biosecurity screening, currently on the ground floor, will be affected by the move of arrivals to level one. Air New Zealand has criticised the expansion as being "unnecessary" and an abuse of the airport's monopoly position.[citation needed]


Passenger separation

An Air New Zealand Boeing 747 outside the main viewing windows.
An Air New Zealand Boeing 747 outside the main viewing windows.

Prior to 2006 Auckland Airport arriving and departing passengers were allowed to mingle airside. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, the airport operated with a CAA exemption that allowed this to continue, although flights to the US and all Qantas-operated flights (and for a short while Cathay Pacific flights) were restricted to leaving from gates where a secondary X-ray and metal detector inspection had been set up. This exemption expired in 2006.[citation needed] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 536 pixelsFull resolution‎ (3,872 × 2,592 pixels, file size: 3. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 536 pixelsFull resolution‎ (3,872 × 2,592 pixels, file size: 3. ... Boeing 747-400 Boeing 747-400 Air New Zealand Limited (ASX: , NZX: AIR, Air New Zealand) is a scheduled passenger airline based in Auckland, New Zealand, and the national flag carrier. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... Airside is a specialized graphic design company best known for their stylized and colourful animation and illustration work, based in London, United Kingdom. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand (CAA) (Māori: Te Mana Rererangi Tūmatanui o Aotearoa) is the government agency tasked with establishing civil aviation safety and security standards in New Zealand. ...


Auckland Airport decided that rather than building a new sub-top level to stream arriving passengers (as at Beijing, Vancouver or Heathrow), they needed to build a new departures floor for passengers to "drop down" into the existing gate lounges on the first floor, which would be closed off from a central arrivals corridor by glass. However, this design has been criticised by many frequent flyers on online bulletin boards such as Flyertalk, as the new design forces passengers to wind their way through a series of passages adding a few minutes to what was previously a straight-line two-minute walk. New piers and the planned walkway from the existing international terminal to the new planned Pier B, will be split-level in line with standard international airport practice.


The new level introduces an airside Burger King and large windows on one side, which overlook the western end of the airport runway. The other side has only has one large viewing window area because of the shop space. Burger King (NYSE: BKC), often abbreviated to BK, is a global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants. ...


There are drop-down points for gates 1/3, 2/4, 5/7, 6/8 and 9/10. Each drop-down point has with a down escalator, a lift and a staircase. Remote bus gates 4A/B/C/D are accessed by a down escalator from gate 2/4.


Passengers departing on US and London bound flights have a secondary passport check by an Aviation Security Service officer stationed at the top of the drop-down point prior to descending to their lounge. For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


Biosecurity

New Zealand has tough quarantine laws and all arriving passengers are subject to screening. During non-peak hours, passengers with no baggage can expect to get from plane to exit within 10 minutes; for passengers with baggage about 15-20 minutes. Screening involves detection dogs and x-ray machine screening. A NZ$200 fine applies for risky items not being declared, while a fine of up to NZ$100,000 and ten years in prison are possible for the importation of certain specifically risky goods.[4]. This process also applies at other international airports in New Zealand which is carried out by MAF. During peak hours, depending on the backlog at passport control and at MAF Screening, clearance can take up to an hour. A detection dog getting ready to search a car for explosives. ... In the NATO phonetic alphabet, X-ray represents the letter X. An X-ray picture (radiograph) taken by Röntgen An X-ray is a form of electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength approximately in the range of 5 pm to 10 nanometers (corresponding to frequencies in the range 30 PHz... The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (In Māori, Te Manatu Ahuwhenua, Ngaherehere) is the state sector organisation of New Zealand which deals with matters relating to agriculture, forestry and biosecurity. ...


Information Screens

The newer level has a large number of flat screens telling passengers of the appropriate point to drop down and to show departures information. Elsewhere the screens are mainly cathode ray tube monitors, similar to most television sets. Old-style "flipboards" are still in the check-in and arrivals hall, despite their frequently showing random letters on the board and misspelling locations or flight numbers. This has been explained by management as due to the flipping tiles "sticking". In 2007 one of the flipboards in the departures hall was changed to an electronic LED board similar to that used in the Air New Zealand domestic terminal. Cathode ray tube employing electromagnetic focus and deflection Cutaway rendering of a color CRT: 1. ... See TV (disambiguation) for other uses and Television (band) for the rock band European networks National In much of Europe television broadcasting has historically been state dominated, rather than commercially organised, although commercial stations have grown in number recently. ...


New software for the Flight Information Display Systems gives the time until boarding. They also show comments such as "Go to Security Now". General boarding announcements are also frequently made despite an attempt in the late 1990s to introduce a "silent airport" policy in line with other major international airports, which was discontinued fairly quickly.


Domestic Terminal

The domestic terminal buildings are undergoing a significant renovation programme. The project will see the Air New Zealand and Qantas domestic concourses, previously separate buildings, linked by a common retail area.


Pacific Blue will have two new check-in counters in between Qantas and Air New Zealand.


Qantas domestic services operate from gates 20 and 21 (airbridge service); Pacific Blue from gates 22 and 24 (mobile stairs) and Air New Zealand jet services from gates 29-33 (airbridge service). Air New Zealand regional services operated by propellor aircraft depart from the regional section of the domestic terminal, at the eastern end.


Holding company

Auckland International Airport Limited (AIAL) was formed in 1988, when the New Zealand Government corporatised the airport. It had previously been run by the Auckland Regional Authority, covering the five councils in the Auckland region. Symbol of the Auckland Regional Council. ...


The Government was AIAL’s majority shareholder, the rest being held by the local councils. In 1998 the Government sold its shareholding, and AIAL became the fifth airport company in the world to be publicly listed.


AIAL appears on the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX: AIA) and Australian Stock Exchange (ASX: AIA). International shareholders hold around 40% of the shares, domestic approximately 60%.[citation needed] The company has a Standard & Poor's credit rating of A+/Stable/A-1. New Zealand Exchange Limited (NZX) is the successor to many decades of a New Zealand stock exchange run as a non-profit body. ... New Zealand Exchange Limited (NZX) is the successor to many decades of a New Zealand stock exchange run as a non-profit body. ... The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) is the primary stock exchange in Australia. ...


AIAL enjoys diverse revenue streams, and operates a 'dual-till' approach, whereby its finances are split into aeronautical and non-aeronautical balance sheets. Aeronautical income is derived from airfield charges, terminal services charge and the airport development charge (or departure fee). Non-aeronautical revenue comes from its significant property portfolio, car park, and retail income. Income from the non-aeronautical side of the business accounts for just over half of its revenue. The airport has been criticised by airlines, led by Air New Zealand, for its purportedly high landing charges.


This diversity in revenue has been of benefit in the recent downturn in international aviation following the events of September 11, 2001, and subsequently the Bali bombing, SARS and the Iraq war. The airport has been able to rely on steady income from the non-aeronautical side of the business, which has softened the blow of international events. On top of this, New Zealand has retained favour among the world’s travellers as a safe destination. is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


It have reportedly been singled out by IATA for its consistent excessive levels of profits. Airlines such as Air New Zealand, complain of excessive landing charges, currently in the process of being increased again [5]. On June 5, 2007, the airport's 60% profit margin was criticised by IATA director general and CEO Giovanni Bisignani. He said the airport had a "happy monopoly" and that IATA would ask the New Zealand government to investigate [6]. The International Air Transport Association is an international trade organization of airlines headquarted in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Boeing 747-400 Boeing 747-400 Air New Zealand Limited (ASX: , NZX: AIR, Air New Zealand) is a scheduled passenger airline based in Auckland, New Zealand, and the national flag carrier. ... is the 156th day of the year (157th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


AIAL charges all departing passengers (12 years old or older) a $25 departure fee. This is viewed negatively by passengers and the airlines as in most other airports around the world it is included in the airfare ticket. Queues at the Bank of New Zealand airport branches to pay this tax and to obtain exemption stickers for passengers who are not required to pay it are frequently long and frustrating for all involved.


Current directors

  • Wayne Boyd
  • Anthony N Frankham
  • Dr Keith Turner
  • Michael Smith
  • Joan Withers

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Airlines And Destinations

International airlines

Aircraft parked at the airport.
Aircraft parked at the airport.

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Domestic airlines

Air Chathams is an airline based in the Chatham Islands, New Zealand. ... Boeing 747-400 Boeing 747-400 Air New Zealand Limited (ASX: , NZX: AIR, Air New Zealand) is a scheduled passenger airline based in Auckland, New Zealand, and the national flag carrier. ... Boeing 747-400 Boeing 747-400 Air New Zealand Limited (ASX: , NZX: AIR, Air New Zealand) is a scheduled passenger airline based in Auckland, New Zealand, and the national flag carrier. ... Air Nelson is a regional airline based in Nelson, New Zealand. ... Boeing 747-400 Boeing 747-400 Air New Zealand Limited (ASX: , NZX: AIR, Air New Zealand) is a scheduled passenger airline based in Auckland, New Zealand, and the national flag carrier. ... Eagle Airways is a regional airline based in Hamilton, New Zealand with 10 crew bases from Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands to Blenheim in the Marlborough region. ... Boeing 747-400 Boeing 747-400 Air New Zealand Limited (ASX: , NZX: AIR, Air New Zealand) is a scheduled passenger airline based in Auckland, New Zealand, and the national flag carrier. ... Mount Cook Airline is a regional airline based in Christchurch, New Zealand. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Mountain Air is a small airline based near Taumarunui, New Zealand. ... Qantas Airways Limited (IPA: ) is the national airline of Australia. ... Qantas Airways Limited (IPA: ) is the national airline of Australia. ... JetConnect is the New Zealand subsidiary of the Australian airline Qantas. ... Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd is an Australian low-cost airline and Australias second-biggest airline. ... Pacific Blue can have these meanings: A TV series aired in the United States from 2 March 1996 to 9 April 2000. ...

Fatal accidents

There have been three fatal aircraft accidents on or near the airport:[citation needed]

  • On 4 July 1966 an Air New Zealand Douglas DC-8 on a training flight crashed on the runway shortly after taking off, killing two of the five crew (no passengers were onboard).
  • On 31 July 1989 a Mainfreight Convair 340/580 crashed shortly after taking off at night. The three crewmembers were killed.

The Mount Erebus disaster was a notable accident that involved an aircraft from Auckland. On 28 November 1979 an Air New Zealand sightseeing flight from Auckland to Antarctica, crashed into Mount Erebus, killing all on board. is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Boeing 747-400 Boeing 747-400 Air New Zealand Limited (ASX: , NZX: AIR, Air New Zealand) is a scheduled passenger airline based in Auckland, New Zealand, and the national flag carrier. ... The Douglas DC-8 is a four-engined jet airliner, manufactured between 1959 and 1972. ... is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Boeing 747-400 Boeing 747-400 Air New Zealand Limited (ASX: , NZX: AIR, Air New Zealand) is a scheduled passenger airline based in Auckland, New Zealand, and the national flag carrier. ... The Fokker F27 Friendship is a turboprop airliner designed and built by the Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker. ... Location of Manukau Harbour. ... is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... The Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation, universally known as Convair, was the result of a 1943 merger between Consolidated Aircraft and Vultee Aircraft, resulting in a leading aircraft manufacturer of the United States. ... The Mount Erebus disaster was a major aircraft accident involving Air New Zealand Flight 901 in 1979. ... is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Boeing 747-400 Boeing 747-400 Air New Zealand Limited (ASX: , NZX: AIR, Air New Zealand) is a scheduled passenger airline based in Auckland, New Zealand, and the national flag carrier. ... Mount Erebus in Antarctica is the southernmost active volcano on Earth. ...


References

  1. ^ a b c d Mathew Dearnaley. "Stage one begins for second runway", New Zealand Herald, 5 October 2007, pp. A7. 
  2. ^ Prime Minister’s Statement to Parliament (from the New Zealand Parliament website. Retrieved Tuesday 14 February 2006.)
  3. ^ Summary (from the 'Masterplan: 2005-2025' document of Auckland International airport. Retrieved 2007-10-08.)
  4. ^ If You Break The Law (from the MAF Biosecurity New Zealand website. Retrieved 2007-10-08)
  5. ^ Remarks by Giovanni Bisignani - Global Press Briefing, Geneva: Auckland is an example (from an IATA press release, 2006-12-01. Retrieved 2007-11-11.)
  6. ^ Auckland Airport labelled greedy - TV New Zealand, One News, 2007-06-06. Retrieved 2007-11-11.

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