Major Contract

Auckland Airport Expansion - Second Runway

Auckland Airport Expansion - Second Runway

The Auckland Airport expansion and redevelopment will deliver a new second runway as well as combine the currently separated international and domestic terminals. The program will be delivered over four phases and includes eight anchor projects.

The Auckland Airport Expansion - Second Runway is one of the eight anchor projects and will deliver an additional runway located to the north of the new combined domestic and international terminal and will run parallel with the existing southern runway.

Key Dates

2028 Expected Construction Completion


Feb 2018 Auckland Airport lodged two Notice of Requirement (NoR) applications with Auckland Council to revise the dimensions of the new runway. The NoR applications seek to extend the runway length from 2150 metres to 2983 metres and move it 72 metres north of the originally approved location. The new runway will primarily support aircraft such as the Airbus A320 and Boeing 777 and 787.
Dec 2018 Auckland Council recommended that the NoRs be confirmed subject to conditions with the Airport deciding to accept the majority of what was recommended.
Mar 2020 Auckland Airport announced that it has decided to suspend selected capital expenditure projects with a completed value of more than NZ$2 billion until there is more certainty about the impact on the aviation sector following the spread of COVID-19. While some smaller projects are still under review, the suspended projects include the second runway, Domestic Jet Hub, a multi-storey car park and Park-and-Ride South.
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Other Transport
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Traditional Procurement |
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