Your Complete guide to Auckland International Airport (NZAA)

Your Complete guide to Auckland International Airport

Located on the North Island Auckland Internatinal is the biggest and busiest Airport in New Zealand carrying over 20 million passengers in 2019. With over 30+ Domestic, Internatinal and Cargo destinations it opens up New Zealand with Asia, Oceania and North America. This tutorial will teach you the do’s and dont’s of Auckland Internatinal.


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Taxi Procedues

Auckland Airport is really east to get around as all aircraft tend to use the same route depeding on the size, I have included a chart that can give the most realistic taxi procedues from Antonov to an SR22.

  • Red - Heavy aircraft (A380,777)
  • Blue - Shot Haul (A320, 737)
  • Yellow - Turpoprop (Q400 - ATR72)
  • Smaller internatinal aircraft eg: A320, 737 are to follow Heavies along the Red line.
  • When Landing 05R, Shorthaul/Turboprop aircraft are to exit the runway via A5 while Heavies are to exit either via A3, A2, A1, A1A
  • When Landing 23L, Shorthaul/Turboprop aircraft are to exit the runway via A6 while Heavies are to exit either via A8, A9, A10.

Runway to Parking

Taxi Map

⬇️ For Heavy Aircraft (A340, A380, 747)

⬇️ For Light Aircraft

Parking to Runway

Taxi Map

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Auckland currently has one runway wich is 05R/23L and is 11,926 feet long or 3,633 meters and is the largest runway in NZ capable of ILS on both ends. You may be wandering “What happended to 05L/23R Ben?” That runway was closed due to size and how close it was to the much more reasonable 23L/05R, where the old one use to lay now sits Taxiway Alpha wich runs along the side of 23L/05R. Auckland Airport is working on an expansion to the current airport with a new runway wich you can see here.


Auckland has a Domestic and Internatinal Terminal along side the hards stand litterd around terminals. Auckland offers many unique and beautiful destinations operated by a variaty of Airlines and Aircraft.
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Red - Internatinal Terminal and stands
Blue - Domestic Terminal and stands
Green- DHL cargo stand

Flights to and from

Domestic Flights

Airlines Aircraft Note
Air New Zealand A320,A320neo,A321neo, Q400, ATR72-600 -
Jetstar A320, Q300 -
Air Chathams Convair 580, Saab340, ATR72-600, Fairchild Metroliner, Cessna 206 -
Great Barrier Airlines Cessna 208 Caravan -

Cargo Flights

Airlines Aircraft Note
Parcel Air B737-400F Cargo
DHL B767-300F Cargo
FedEx B777-200F Uses Internatinal Terminal Stands
Qantas B767-300F AKL-CHC, Sometimes uses A330, Same stands as FedEx

Internatinal Flights

Airlines Aircraft Note
Air New Zealand B787-9, B777-200ER, B777-300ER, A320, A221neo, A320 777 Operated post COVID-19
Jetstar A320 -
Air Canada B777-300ER, B787-9 Seasonal
Air China A330-300 -
Air Tahiti Nui B787-9 -
Air Vanuatu B737-300, B737-800 -
Aircalin A320, A330neo -
American Airlines B787-9 -
Cathay Pacific B777-300ER, A350-1000/900
China Airlines A350-900 -
China Eastern Airlines A330-200, B777-300ER -
China Southern Airlines B787-9, A330-300 -
Emirates A380, B777-300ER Use to use 200LR
Fiji Airways B737-700, A330-300/200, B737max -
Hainan AIrlines A330-300 -
Hawaiian Airlines A330-200 -
Korean Air B777-300ER, B787-9 In Summer time uses 747-8i
LATAM Chile B787-9
Malaysia Airlines A330-300, A350-900 -
Philippine Airlines A330-300, A350-900, A321-200 -
Qantas A330-200, A330-300, B737-800, 787-9 -
Qatar B777-300ER, 777-200LR -
Samoa Airways B737-300 -
Sichuan Airlines A330-200 -
Singapore Airlines B777-300ER, A350-900 -
Thai Airways B787-9, A350-900 -
United Airlines B777-300ER, 200ER, 787-9 Summer Season


  • Some routes may not be currently active due to COVID-19, please take note.
  • This will be updated so dont worry if something is wrong.
  • Please let me know if you have anything relavent I can add

Very interesting and detailed! Thank you so much for this!

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Thanks Lukas!

Nice guide Ben! I love the taxi map

Thanks, Really apprichiated.

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Great guide! Very informative and very helpful!

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Thanks Sam.

Awesome guide! Can see this coming in very handy for many.

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Thanks Ryan.

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The drawing of different coloured taxi lines for different aircrafts will allow so many users to taxi around with even more realism. Great job!

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Thanks for the nice guide, but that airline only operates Airbus jets.

FINALLY a Ground School for my home airport!!

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they also send the A321

Thanks for pointing it out, Looks like I wrote it wrong.

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Thanks, All fixed now.

Thanks so much Addy!

Nice guide bro!

Just to point out, cargo flight such as Fedex and Qantas park on the apron right opposite from the international terminal and for Parcel Air it normally parks right by Jetstar terminal apron.

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Yup, Thats already noted down


I have updates the Taxi routes to and from runways and also updated the Airlines and Jets section.