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Domestic Terminal Changes

DTB refresh

What is happening?

Auckland Airport is making changes to the domestic terminal to ensure it’s working as best as it can to meet the needs of our growing number of domestic travellers. 

The upgrade started in January 2013 and kicked off a long-term programme, scheduled to finish in June 2014, which is all about making journeys better. 

Stage One of the domestic terminal upgrade was completed in March 2013 and saw a host of improvements made to the forecourt area of the teminal.  For more details of these improvements, please scroll down.

STAGE TWO: JUNE 2013 – JUNE 2014

In stage two the improvements will largely be focussed on the interior of the domestic terminal.   The changes will ease growth pressures on the domestic terminal building and mean faster and more efficient travel journeys for passengers.

The upgrade will provide passengers with improved gate access, larger gate lounges, baggage collection and toilets; as well as faster security screening, a new regional lounge and two new air-bridges.

The upgrade will improve the domestic terminal’s ability to cater for the increasing number of larger aircraft and will reduce the congestion currently experienced in several parts of the terminal.  It will also ensure that we can efficiently and effectively process passengers while a long term solution is worked on for the domestic terminal.

We will be working hard to ensure that while the upgrade is being undertaken there is minimal disruption to the travelling public.

Stage two improvements will include:

  • Regional area
    • Extended and expanded regional gate lounge area
    • Relocated Koru valet area
    • Realigned baggage reclaim belt and improved and quicker bag delivery
  • Toilets
    o All toilets throughout the terminal will be improved from small additions to complete refurbishment and expansion in some areas as required
  • Air New Zealand baggage reclaim
    o Baggage belt extended
    o Area significantly expanded to provide additional passenger waiting space
  • Aviation Security
    o Area expanded to provide more space
    o Realignment of security screening machines
    o Revised passenger queuing and increased pedestrian access between security screening and retail area
  • Jetstar baggage reclaim
    o New baggage belt with better access and faster drop off
  • New gate Lounge
    o A new gate lounge will join existing lounges 29 and 30 to Jetstar lounges 20 and 21 and will be accessed with a new escalator from ground floor
    o New arrivals door at Jetstar end for first floor gates, providing an additional arrivals / exit option for passengers
    o Expanded walkway to lounge outside Koru Club.
    o Additional gates served by air bridges which all have facilities for ground boarding through rear doors
  • Western Annex corridor to gate lounges
    o Increased space in security screening area
    o New escalator to the new gate lounge area
    o Rebuilt corridor under new gate lounge above
  • Apron
    o All planes are moved south to create more space for ground servicing
    o Access roads improved
    o New apron lighting
    o Improved baggage drop off arrangements
  • Retail
    o Additional retail outlets at regional end
    o Additional retail outlets first floor airside



In stage one we are: 

  • Creating a dedicated transport hub for taxi and shuttle pick up at the Western forecourt (currently Jetstar) 
  • Directing commercial and public vehicles to separate forecourts, each accessed via one-way networks 
  • Changing the traffic flow from George Bolt Memorial Drive to both forecourts 
  • Traffic to the Eastern forecourt (currently Air New Zealand) can only enter via George Bolt Memorial Drive 
  • Traffic to the Western forecourt must go via Cyril Kay Road 
  • Relocating public drop-off to the outer lane of the Eastern forecourt 
  • Installing covered canopies in the public drop-off area 
Due to changes occurring at the terminal, we recommend you build extra time into your journey to avoid travel delays. 

We will keep this page updated as the project progresses. 

 If you have any questions, please email Domestic Terminal Building

For a more detailed map, click on the map below.

forecourt changes