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Cheap Flights to New Zealand and Airport Information


There are a wide range of airlines offering cheap flights to New Zealand.

Where Do I Land In New Zealand?

Most international flights to New Zealand land at one of the three main international airports. These are Auckland, at the northern end of the North Island, Wellington, at the southern end of the North Island, and Christchurch, centrally located on the east coast of the South Island. In addition, international flights to New Zealand from Australia, also arrive and depart from Queenstown and Dunedin on the South Island, and from Hamilton in the central North Island. Domestic New Zealand flights are available to a wide range of airports located throughout both islands.

Auckland Airport

Auckland is New Zealand's largest city, and is home to some 1.4 million people. Auckland is located in the north of New Zealand's North Island. The Auckland airport is about 14 miles (22 kilometers) south of the city center. The journey takes around 40 minutes, and regular bus and taxi services are available. Auckland airport is the busiest and largest in New Zealand, and as at 2009, around 13 million passengers passed through the airport. Around 7 million of these were international passengers. International flights to New Zealand's Auckland airport are (please note that services are subject to change – please confirm operations with your preferred carrier):

Aerolíneas Argentinas Buenos Aires – Ezeiza, Sydney

Aircalin Nouméa

Air Canada – Brisbane, Cairns, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Perth, San Francisco, Sydney, Vancouver

Air China – Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney

Air New Zealand – Adelaide, Apia, Beijing-Capital, Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Hong Kong, Honolulu, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Nadi, Niue, Norfolk Island, Nouméa, Nuku'alofa, Osaka-Kansai, Papeete, Perth, Port Vila, Rarotonga, San Francisco, Shanghai-Pudong, Sydney, Tokyo-Narita, Vancouver

Air Pacific – Nadi

Air Tahiti Nui – Papeete

Air Vanuatu – Port Vila

American Airlines – Brisbane, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Sydney

Asiana Airlines-Sydney

British Airways-Brisbane, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Sydney

Cathay Pacific-Hong Kong

Delta-Seoul

Emirates-Brisbane, Dubai, Melbourne, Sydney

Jetstar-GoldCoast, Sydney

Korean Air-Seoul-Incheon

LAN Airlines-Santiago, Sydney

Lufthansa-Hong Kong, Singapore, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver

Malaysia Airlines-Kuala Lumpur

Mexicana-Los Angeles

Qantas-Brisbane, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Nadi, Santiago, Sydney

Royal Brunei Airlines-Bandar Seri Begawan, Brisbane

Singapore Airlines-Singapore, Sydney,

South African Airways-Perth, Sydney,

Thai Airways-Hong Kong, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne

United-Apia, Brisbane, Cairns, Los Angeles, Nadi, Melbourne, Perth, Rarotonga, San Francisco, Sydney,

US Airways-Adelaide, Apia, Brisbane, Cairns, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Nadi, Perth, Rarotonga, San Francisco, Sydney

Virgin Blue operated by Pacific Blue-Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Nuku'alofa, Rarotonga, Sydney

Virgin Blue operated by Polynesian Blue-Apia

Wellington Airport

Wellington is the capital of New Zealand, and is located at the southern end of New Zealand's North Island. Wellington is the departure point for the Interislander ferry, linking both islands. Wellington airport is located 5 miles (8 kilometers) southeast of the Wellington city center (around 30 minutes drive). Regular bus and taxi services are available. International airlines operating in / out of Auckland airport are (please note that services are subject to change-please confirm operations with your preferred carrier):

Air New ZealandBrisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Nadi [seasonal]

Qantas operated by Jetconnect Melbourne, Sydney

Virgin Blue operated by Pacific Blue Brisbane, Sydney

Christchurch Airport

Christchurch is the South Island's largest city, with a population of around 360,000 people. Christchurch airport is located 6 miles (10 kilometers) northwest of the Christchurch city center, around 20 minutes drive. Regular bus and taxi services are available. International airlines operating in / out of Auckland airport are (please note that services are subject to change-please confirm operations with your preferred carrier):

Air New Zealand – Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Rarotonga [seasonal], Nadi [seasonal], Kansai, Tokyo-Narita [ends 29 March] International

Air Pacific – Nadi International

Emirates Airline Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Dubai, Sydney International

Jetstar Airways Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney International

Qantas Sydney International

Virgin Blue operated by Pacific Blue Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney International

Singapore Airlines, Singapore

Queenstown Airport

Queenstown is located on the shores of the spectacular Lake Wakatipu, and is known as the "Adventure Capital" of New Zealand. Queenstown airport is located approximately 7 kilometers from the town center, which is about 10 minutes drive. Taxis and buses run regularly. The airport is set against the spectacular backdrop of the Remarkables mountain range, which towers to 7,000 feet in places. If you are planning flights to New Zealand from Australia, Queenstown is a great alternative. The flight in over the Southern Alps is spectacular.

Air New Zealand and Virgin Blue have regular year round flights between Sydney and Queenstown.

Air New Zealand also operates seasonal services from Brisbane and Melbourne to Queenstown.

Times For Flights To New Zealand

Approximate Flight Times To New Zealand (Auckland) from:

Australia East Coast – 3.5 Hours

USA West Coast – 12 Hours

New Yourk – 22 Hours

Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo – 10-11 Hours

Honolulu – 8.5 Hours

Tahiti – 5 Hours

London – 24 Hours

New Zealand Departure Tax

A departure tax of up to NZD $ 25 is payable prior to departure overseas from New Zealand international airports. Exceptions may apply for children, but conditions and prices vary from airport to airport.

Alternative Travel Between Islands

Travel between the North and South Islands is also available on the Interislander ferry, which operates between Wellington on the North Island, and Picton, at the northern end of the South Island. The voyage, which takes 3 hours, and covers 92 kilometers, has been described as one of the most beautiful ferry journeys in the world.

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Source by Dave Curran

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