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Auckland International Airport Code AKL

Airport Codes


Airport coordinates

LAT / LON -37°0'-29"S / 174°47'31"E


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Observation Time: 15/04/2021 6:22 pm

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About Auckland International Airport Code

Auckland International Airport code is AKL. This IATA code is based on the city of Auckland where Auckland International Airport is currently located at an elevation of 7 meters above sea level. 

About Auckland International Airport (AKL)

Auckland International Airport (AKL) is one of the busiest airports in New Zealand with a capacity to handle more than 21 million passengers every  year. It also contributes immensely to the country’s economy by generating thousands of jobs for its people. This facility is capable of handling Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 aircraft. 

Auckland International Airport (AKL) Runways

Auckland International Airport (AKL) is equipped with two runways: 

05L/23R : 2,390 m, planned surface

05R/23L : 3, 635 m, concrete surface

Auckland International Airport (AKL) Terminals

Auckland International Airport (AKL) has two terminals: International Terminal and Domestic Terminal. 

International Terminal  

This facility has check-in desks at the eastern end on the ground level. It features several amenities to help visitors have a great experience.

Domestic Terminal

It houses Jetstar check-in area and several major airlines operate from this facility. 

Nearest Airport to Auckland International Airport (AKL)

Hamilton International Airport : 135 km

Whangarei Airport : 166 km

Tauranga Airport : 209 km

Rotorua International Airport : 237 km

Kerikeri Airport : 241 km

Major Passenger Airlines Operating from Auckland International Airport (AKL)

Air Canada 

Air Chathamas

Air China 

Air New Zealand 

Air Tahiti Nui

Air Vanuatu


American Airlines 

Barrier  Air

China Airlines 

Cathay Pacific 

China Southern Airlines 


Fiji Airways

Fly My Sky

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
05R-23L 11,926 ft 148 ft Concrete Yes
05L-23R 10,197 ft 148 ft Concrete No

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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