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5 visions of the future by Auckland Airport

Sofía Merino L.

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In the next 30 years, Auckland Airport will undergo construction works and a complete modernization

 

Eco-friendly details

The fact that it has reduced its carbon emissions by 22.6% demonstrates the airport’s environmental awareness. The strategy included the installation of an efficient lighting and heating system, in addition to 40,000 new trees planted by AKL employees to absorb more CO2 particles, regenerating the air.

 

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Outdoor art

Explore the esplanade next to the airport to enjoy the landscape and New Zealand art in an open-air gallery. Eleven sculptures by national artists are scattered around a lake – scan the QR codes to learn details about each work and its author.

 

Golden pause

The Australian franchise Jamaica Blue sells delicious, award-winning coffee. Being named the “Overall Large Franchise Champion” at the Golden Bean (known as the Oscars of coffee), it also saw its espresso win second place thanks to its signature blend. It’s worth trying it at the shop next to the international terminal.

 

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A famous pilot

The Jean Batten International Terminal was named after the first person to fly from England to New Zealand alone, in 1936. Jean’s feat is remembered with a statue at the airport’s entrance and an exhibition of her plane, the Percival Gull, in the terminal’s arrivals area.

 

One of the most recent new arrivals is the expansion of Pier B, in the international terminal. With an area of 131,750 ft2 [12,240 m2], it’s twice the size of the original structure