Book Cheap International Flights to Auckland International Airport (AKL)
When you book cheap international flights to Auckland from South Africa, the Auckland International Airport will serve as the ideal starting point for your time spent in this ultra-cosmopolitan, multi-cultural city.
Auckland offers both a spectacle of nature and a thriving city lifestyle. It’s no surprise that it’s been voted as one of the world’s top 20 most liveable cities, time and again. As such, it remains a top destination for South African travellers.
When you land at AKL airport, you can expect an almost shopping mall type of experience. The airport features a number of stores and relaxation areas to meet the needs of any traveller arriving or departing. To find cheap flights to Auckland International Airport, simply make use of our quick flight search feature.
Overview of the Auckland International Airport
The AKL Airport is the biggest and busiest in New Zealand and it is located just outside Mangere, which is a mere 21km from the city centre. It currently serves as both the domestic and international hub for Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia and Jetstar Airways.
The airport consists of two passenger terminals which are situated 500m apart and connected by a walkway and also a free shuttle bus service. There is a dedicated retail area jam packed with various stores, including a duty free shopping area.
- International Terminal
In the international terminal, check-in counters are located on the ground floor and Wi-Fi is made available throughout. This terminal offers the following services and facilities: VIP lounges, arrival pick up service, baggage services, document services, emergency services, family services, information counters, lost property, postal services, medical services and first aid, money and banking, showers and rest rooms, spectators area, travel agent, worship rooms, bars, restaurants and coffee shops.
- Domestic Terminal
In the domestic terminal, check-in counters are located at the west end and central area of the building. There is also Wi-Fi made available throughout the terminal along with the following facilities and service areas: conference centre, emergency services, family services, information counter, lost property, postal service, medical and first aid, money and banking, smoking area, telephones, worship rooms, restaurants, bars, coffee shops and various stores.
Arrange Transport to and From AKL Airport
Travellers can choose from a variety of transport options to get to and from the airport in Auckland. Bus, shuttle and taxi services can be acquired directly from the airport terminal on arrival and are the most affordable options.
SkyBus is Auckland’s airport transfer service which operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. With this service, the trip into the city takes approximately 50 – 60 minutes. Bus tickets are available in the airport terminal or at ticket offices in Queen Street. If you would like to pay cash, you can pay that directly to the bus driver.
The public transport system offers buses, trains and ferries to get around. These transport options are very affordable and the fares can be found on the Auckland Transport website.
Car hire is also an option, but keep in mind that it will cost a fair amount more than public transport.
Airlines that Fly From South Africa to Auckland International Airport
You can book cheap flights from Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban to Auckland with the following airlines:
- Air New Zealand
- Cathay Pacific
- Etihad Airways
- Hong Kong Airlines
- Qantas Airways
- Singapore Airlines
- South African Airways
Airport Flight Stats / Capacity
The Auckland International Airport has one runway and has the capacity of 45 flight movements per hour. Stats show that the airport currently handles around 16 500 000 passengers per year with around 9 005 600 of those passengers being international travellers.
The airport currently handles approximately 70% of all of New Zealand’s international arrivals and departures.
AKL Airport Accommodation
There is no dedicated airport hotel or sleeping facilities within the airport. For those with a long stopover, shower facilities are available. There are a number of nearby hotels that offer airport shuttle services and affordable accommodation options. These include Novotel Auckland Airport (adjacent to the international terminal) and iBis Budget Hotel (within walking distance from the international terminal).
Book Cheap International Flights to Auckland International Airport
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