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User currently offlineMattlancs From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3376 times:

what is the new level of aucklands international terminal like,any one have any photos or anything?

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User currently offlineFlyjetstar From Australia, joined Feb 2006, 951 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3367 times:

There was a website that the airport company had which detailed the plans and progress of developments at AKL. I haven't been able to locate it? Does someone else know if it is still up?

Here's the website but I couldn't find anything on it? You could look for yourself?
http://www.auckland-airport.co.nz/index.php


User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9489 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3366 times:

It is really nice. It feels kind of empty to a degree on the upper level, and the lounges down below aren't necessarily big enough to allow everyone to be seated for a full 744 flight.

There of course are all the duty free shops that were there before. Once you clear immigration and security you basically walk through the typical jazzy mall that are in airports. Then you go up some stairs and it is very relaxed with restaurants and newstands and such. It feels rather quiet up there.

I like it as it is calm. Once you go down to the gate level, then you feel the typical airport crowds and mess, but at least you can get away from it for a bit.



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User currently offlineMattlancs From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3350 times:

theyve not really enlarged the gate lounges then

User currently offlineHb88 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 814 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3343 times:

I'm actually sitting in the AKL international terminal right now!

I have to say it's pretty nice - calm, quiet, nice light and good views of the apron. The usual shops etc are there. The gate areas seem pretty comfortable and well laid out.

Overall it's a *very* relaxing experience compared to the 7th circle of hell that is LAX Terminal 2 which I am just about to head to (and then to LHR...).

Cheers


User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9489 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3337 times:

Quoting Hb88 (Reply 4):
Overall it's a *very* relaxing experience compared to the 7th circle of hell that is LAX Terminal 2 which I am just about to head to (and then to LHR...).

Have a good trip. It is a long way. T2 at LAX sucks when you are exhausted after a long flight, but it is still nicer than TBIT. Thankfully NZ opened up service to SFO which has an amazing beautiful new international terminal with a great Red Carpet Club.



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User currently offlineMattlancs From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3337 times:

where is the big window what can u see

User currently offlineAntskip From Australia, joined Jan 2006, 927 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3019 times:

Quoting Flyjetstar (Reply 1):
There was a website that the airport company had which detailed the plans and progress of developments at AKL. I haven't been able to locate it? Does someone else know if it is still up?

Here's the website but I couldn't find anything on it?http://www.auckland-airport.co.nz/index.php

Look further into the website: go to "media statements": http://www.auckland-airport.co.nz/Ne...story/press_releases.php?cat_id=8. (2005 -lots of progress reports there)
and a few for this year so far:http://www.auckland-airport.co.nz/NewsHistory/press_releases.php?cat_id=9&sa=1.

I was at the new upper deck in November 2005 and just last week, February 2006. Gradually it is being fine-tuned and filled-in as an environment. Very nice generally; good views of aircraft but not as good for viewing runway activity as departure area at MEL. Still seems to be only one dedicated coffee shop. If you are flying the Tasman econ on NZ you need to have a meal first, and in that case it is advisable to try the good meal options in the air terminal proper, not in the much more limited departure area.


User currently offlineAntskip From Australia, joined Jan 2006, 927 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2902 times:

Quoting Mattlancs (Thread starter):
what is the new level of aucklands international terminal like,any one have any photos or anything?

Here are some pics taken at AKL international departure terminal on Saturday last, 4-2-6, at around 1650. They are mainly of the three EK planes that leave AKL daily for AUS within a two hour period in the late afternoon. Quite a group! The A345 (my plane for the day) is EK407 to MEL @ 1850 and then DXB. The nearest B777 (300ER?) is EK419 for SYD @ 1700, then to BKK and DXB. The B777 (version?) on the tarmac is EK433 leaving to SYD @ 1815, then SG, and on to DXB. In one pic there is also a Cathay Pacific Airbus.
Here are 3 photos:




(ps: I hope they are viewable! I have not posted pics before!)  Smile


User currently offlineAntskip From Australia, joined Jan 2006, 927 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2846 times:

Some bigger and clearer versions of the pics:

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User currently offlineNzrich From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2759 times:

Its sure a major improvement on the old international terminal..
More spacious and not so many people feels much more civialised



"Pride of the pacific"
User currently offlinePurpleBox From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 325 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2740 times:

Looks like a mini version of DXB with all the EK flights!

Quoting Antskip (Reply 8):
The B777 (version?) on the tarmac is EK433 leaving to SYD @ 1815, then SG, and on to DXB.

This flight goes via BNE/SIN rather than SYD/SIN.

The new international terminal @ AKL does not have a great view of the runway but the non-airside viewing deck does (no air/con).

The new terminal is much better than the old one but still not as good as the international term at Christchurch.

Purplebox.



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