There are three main domestic airlines:
Air New Zealand, Ansett New Zealand, and Mount Cook Airlines. The two
main airlines Air NZ and Ansett NZ, along with helicopters fly between
major cities and resort areas.
The bulk of New Zealand's tourist arrives
on the island by air. The main gateway is the Auckland International Airport
at Mangere, which is approximately 24 kilometers (15 mi) south of the
city's downtown area. The airport is big and equipped with excellent systems
that control the airport's functions. There are ample fast food joints
and cafes that cater to those arriving, in transit, or departing Auckland.
Inside the departure hall are duty free shops that offer souvenirs, books
for the long flights, clothing, and more. Bus and taxi transfers are available
at the airport. Airport vans are also accessible to take you anywhere
within Auckland City.