Auckland Airport is located near Mangere, a residential suburb and Airport Oaks, a service hub suburb 21 kilometers south of the downtown Auckland city center. The Airport code is AKL.
In 1928, the club leased some land from a dairy farmer to accommodate the club's three De Havilland Gypsy Moths. Auckland International Airport Limited (AIAL) was formed in 1988. Airlines that operate out of the Airport include Air Chathams, Aircalin, China Airlines and Fiji Airways etc. These airlines operate flights to Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast and other places.
There are car parks, two terminals and different halls in the airport available. Free shuttle bus connects the international and domestic terminals to each other; they are also linked by a walkway. The two runways with two phases at the Airport can handle most commercial airlines; it has twenty-three check-in desks and two lounge facilities, to cater the passengers’ need for refreshment purposes.
Different rides are available in the airport such as taxis, car rentals, buses and rails. Taxis wait outside the domestic terminals. To the city center NZ$55-65; Bus for NZ$16 one way, NZ$28 return; while Rail and car rentals services prices are available on request.