Have a smooth run to take-off

Like you the airport is busy and there are some exciting new changes


The holiday season is a busy time of year for everyone and the airport is no different, we’re expecting some busy days through December, January and February. To help you breeze through the airport and have a smooth run to take-off we’ve pulled together our top tips.

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Auckland Airport App

Plan your journey with our app

Download our app and take control of your travel, right from your front door to the departure gate. Get up to date flight alerts, store car park booking details and set alerts for leaving home based on real-time traffic conditions.

It now includes estimated queue times for NZ Customs Service, Aviation Security Service, and Biosecurity NZ so you will always be one step ahead.

Don't forget to login to your Strata Club account to earn points on your parking and shopping. Find out more >

Download the Auckland Airport app now

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Save time & money, book parking online

Planning to drive to the airport and park? Enjoy our safe and reliable parking options, right at the heart of Auckland Airport.

Whether you’re booking Park & Ride or Valet Parking, book in advance to secure your spot as well as online rates.

Book online now or book through our app. Remember to login to your Strata Club account before booking to earn Strata Points.

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Sort your shopping online

Tick off one task before coming to the airport by shopping The Mall, Auckland Airports online duty free store. Shop duty and tax free spirits, fragrances, jewellery and more from multiple retailers, in a single checkout with one pick up place.

You can shop as late as 24 hours before you fly, for departure and/or arrivals, and we’ll have your parcel waiting for you at the arrivals or departures Collection Point.

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Breeze through drop-off and pick-ups with our new facilities

Dropping someone off? Drop & Ride is a quick and easy way to drop off your family or friends to save you time and avoid the terminal roads at this busy time of year.

Simply drive up to the designated area at Park & Ride, drop-off your family or friends, they can then jump on a Park & Ride bus. We aim to have them dropped off right outside the terminal doors within 15 minutes. Find out more >

We've got you covered for pick-up too, make use of our domestic and international Wait Zones. 45 minutes free parking, during December 2018, where you can wait for your family or friends to arrive. They simply text you when they’re ready and it's a quick two minute drive to the pick-up area. Find out more >

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Cruise through security - prepare your carry-on

Cruise through security at the international terminal by making sure don't have anything your shouldn't.

Inorganic powers: Make sure you have no more than 350ml of inorganic powders in your carry-on. That includes: salt, talcum powder, sand and powdered make-up.

Liquids, aerosols or gels (LAGs): LAGs in your hand luggage must be in containers is no more than 100ml each, these containers collectively need to fit comfortably into one re-sealable, 20cm x 20cm (or smaller) transparent plastic bag. Find out more >

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Enjoy the airport, allow more time

Make sure you have some time to enjoy some of new exciting shops at the airport. Discover an exciting new line up of stores to explore before you board your flight including Kate Spade, Weekend Max Mara, LACOSTE, Fossil and more.

We will also be doubling the dining options after security including Better Burger, Mexico, 400 Gradi and more - be sure that you make time to check them out on your way through. Find out more >