Air New Zealand identifies this enormous plot of unused land as possible second airport site

Air New Zealand couldn't believe its luck that this seemingly ideal piece of real estate had so far gone entirely unnoticed.

Air New Zealand couldn’t believe its luck that this seemingly ideal piece of real estate had so far gone entirely unnoticed.

Air New Zealand’s search for a site to build a second Auckland Airport may have made a breakthrough this afternoon, after employees scanning Google satellite imagery spotted a huge, unused piece of land near the existing airport that they believe would be “perfect” for another one.

“This piece of land is exactly what we’re looking for,” said out-going CEO Christopher Luxon. “To be honest, I’m surprised we didn’t see it earlier. There’s pretty much nothing there, it’s close to the current airport, and the only obstacles appear to be some strangely shaped hills – which we should be able to get rid of in no time – and what we think is an abandoned campervan stuck in the mud.”

Air New Zealand has made public its intention to build a second airport for Auckland, after an internal financial review determined a second airport would “probably double” its Auckland revenues.

“If you make a certain amount of money from one airport,” said Luxon, “then obviously it follows that if you have two airports, you’ll make twice that.

“And if you’ve ever played Monopoly, you know that a third airport would, perhaps counterintuitively, double that revenue again. Business can be counterintuitive sometimes.”

Air New Zealand hope their plan to use this inconspicuous piece of land will go down better than their previous plan to build the second Auckland airport in Huntly and just have a “very long shuttle ride.”