Simple Flying - Aaron Bailey

The terminal upgrades will continue, but the second runway won't be seen until 2041.

While Auckland International Airport is persevering with its long-awaited terminal upgrades, passengers and aircraft won't be taxiing to the hotly anticipated runway number two anytime soon.

Demand for international travel has not yet peaked, with the airport expecting that 2018 passenger levels will not return until 2026, pushing back the requirement for the airport to start construction of the runway any sooner.

As reported by Business Desk, the airport expects a second runway not to be required until the fifth decade of the century, meaning that the scheduled completion date of 2028 has now been pushed back 13 years.

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