Auckland Int’ Airport to transform airport with $1.8b investment

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by Jessica Amir

Auckland International Airport Limited (ASX:AIA) is set to invest $1.8 billion in an aeronautical program for the next five years that will transform its airport.

The largest airport in New Zealand says the funds will go towards expanding and upgrading its international departure and check-in areas, building a new domestic jet terminal, and providing three more international gates for the A380 and B787, amongst other things.

Auckland International Airport says the transformation of its airport will support the continued growth of travel and tourism in NZ.

It comes as the company saw a 26 per cent uptick in passengers since 2014, while the number of international airlines has grown by over 60 per cent, in just the last 22 months.

The company currently invests over $1 million in aeronautical infrastructure every working day.

Shares in Auckland International Airport Limited (ASX:AIA) has last traded up 1.01 per cent higher to $6.98.

Jessica Amir

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Jessica joined FNN in January 2017 after having worked in financial advising for seven years and in TV journalism for seven years, specialising in finance, equities and analysis. She has interviewed former Prime Ministers of Australia, Tony Abbott, Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd and ex Treasurer Jo Hockey. Jessica has worked as a journalist with Sky News Business, ABC 1, ABC's The Business, ABC24 and has also been a regional Channel 7 and 9 TV reporter with Prime7 and Win News.