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Auckland announces airfield extension

21 May 2019
Auckland International Airport is extending its airfield by adding new taxiways and remote stands. Source: Getty Images

Auckland International Airport in New Zealand is expanding its airfield into unused land near the international terminal.

Earthmoving work is scheduled to begin in the coming weeks, airport officials announced on 21 May.

Covering 250,000 m 2 , the project is planned for completion by 2022 to include new and extended taxiways as well as six remote aircraft stands.

“The remote stands are designed to give us some headroom so that one day they can become physically connected gates to the terminal, as growth in airline and passenger numbers demands it over time,” said André Lovatt, Auckland Airport general manager for airport development and delivery.

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