Auckland Airport (formerly Auckland International Airport, also known locally as Mangere Airport) (IATA: AKL, ICAO: NZAA) is the largest and busiest airport in New Zealand with over 13 million (estimated at 7 million international and 6 million domestic) passengers a year. The airport is in Mangere, a suburb of Auckland 21 km south of the city centre. It is the central hub for Air New Zealand, and a New Zealand hub of Virgin Australia.
The airport is the fourth busiest in Australasia after Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane airports. However, internationally, the airport is the second busiest in Australasia, being a third busier than Melbourne Airport in terms of international passengers.(Dead Link). The airport has been rated in the top 3 worldwide for airports handling 5–15 million passengers annually. It was also voted the 8th best airport in the World by in 2011 at the world airport awards.