Cheap Flights from New Zealand

Though New Zealand is consistently ranked amongst the world's most beautiful countries, sometimes you just need to get away. Whether you want to fly to the other side of the country, or to the other side of the world, Skyscanner can connect you with the best airfare prices. Simply enter your travel dates and final destination into Skyscanner's flight search tool to see all available airlines and flight routes. Not sure where to go? Instead of choosing a specific destination, enter "everywhere". You'll be directed to an irresistible list of vacation destinations, complete with pricing, so you can compare and book the best vacation starting from anywhere in New Zealand.

Airport Options in New Zealand

New Zealand is home to more than a dozen airports, each serving hundreds of thousands of passengers per year. Auckland International Airport (AKL) is by far the busiest airport in the country. It is located on New Zealand's North Island about 27 km from Auckland, the most populous city in New Zealand. AKL consists of an International Terminal and a Domestic Terminal and is a hub for Air New Zealand, Jetstar Airways, and Virgin Australia.

Most of the other large international airports in New Zealand are located on the South Island. Christchurch International Airport (CHC) serves over six million passengers per year and sits about 12 km from Christchurch. The airport has one passenger terminal. Wellington International Airport (WLG) sits about ten minutes from Wellington's city centre and is a hub for Air New Zealand. The airport consists of one passenger terminal separated into three piers.

Popular Destinations from New Zealand

If you've never been to Australia, there's no time like the present! Most of the major airports in New Zealand offer daily flights to popular Australian tourist cities like Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Adelaide. Though close in distance, Australia and New Zealand are very different culturally, topographically, and climatically. Fiji is another great travel destination located within a few hours of New Zealand (by air). With thousands of incredible resorts and outdoor activities like scuba diving and sailing, Fiji is the ideal spot for a family vacation.

Flights from New Zealand to Japan are long but definitely worth it. You can fly direct to many of Japan's top tourist cities like Tokyo and Osaka. If the delicious authentic Japanese food isn't enough to entice you, the lights and sounds of the exciting downtown streets certainly will. If you're up for a very long flight and a big adventure, search and compare flights from New Zealand to the U.S.A. Popular cities to visit include New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Chicago.

New Zealand Airport and Travel Tips

When scheduling your trip from New Zealand, plan to arrive at the airport at least two hours before flight departure for domestic flights and at least three hours before flight departure for international flights. If you fly via Air New Zealand, the country's flag carrier airline, you may be able to relax in a private lounge while you wait for your flight. The airline has relaxing lounges at the airports in Auckland, Christchurch, and Wellington. Lounges come complete with perks like snacks, a coffee bar, free Wi-Fi and business supplies, and a children's play area.

If you fly from New Zealand to Canada or to the United States, take steps to avoid jet lag as the time difference will be significant. Seasons are also experienced differently; summers in Canada correspond to winters in New Zealand. Be sure to prepare ahead and dress accordingly.

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