Auckland Airport is the largest and busiest in New Zealand, serving close to 15 million passengers a year, and is widely regarded as one of the country’s most important assets, contributing around 14 billion to the economy.
It acts as a hub for tourism in the country and welcoming in roughly 70% of all international visitors through its gates. Its location at the tip of the north island makes it a prime location from which to strike out into this rugged country. HAPPYCAR offers various attractive options for an Auckland Airport car hire so that wherever you decide to go, your stay in New Zealand is stress-free from day one. We check the prices of international and local providers so that you don’t have to check each website to provide you with the best deals on a car hire to make your money go further on a rental car that fits your specific needs. You have the options of choosing car size, pick up location and type of insurance to ensure you get the best deal on a great car hire!
Auckland Airport’s current incarnation was formed in 1988 and quickly became a popular flight route to and from Australia. In 1998, the airport was only the fifth airport in the world to become publicly listed, and since then a number of expansion plans have been made to support the increasing swell of tourists to the island. Though it only operates with one runway, an international terminal, a domestic terminal and a viewing area at present, it is only one of two airports in New Zealand, along with Christchurch, that can handle large commercial craft such as Airbus A380s. Now Australasia’s second busiest airport, following Sydney, Auckland Airport has won a number of awards in recent years for its service. It has been voted one of the top 10 airports in the world twice in the past three years.
The outstanding location of the airport, located just 21 kilometers south of downtown Auckland, means that you can immediately take advantage of the excellent road network with a car rental Auckland Airport and through into New Zealand, a sparsely-populated country of stunningly diverse natural beauty and a popular tourist hit. The airport itself is accessible only from a road, with plenty of state highways branching out into the country, and an Auckland Airport car rental is one of the most perfect ways to explore the surrounding area. Auckland is the largest metropolitan area in the country, with a third of the country’s population, and features a truly cosmopolitan mix of different cultures. You can also easily access roads that lead into the rest of New Zealand and on to all the major cities in the area, such as Wellington, and Christchurch on the south island, with a speed, convenience and personal freedom that public transportation just can’t beat. There is so much to see in this part of the world, and a car hire Auckland Airport can make this journey a reality.