What Airport Do You Fly into for Niue?
All island getaways start with booking a flight, but where should you book your flight to when visiting Niue? Luckily, you don’t have to research too hard about choosing an airport to fly to in Niue…
Niue is one small island. With that, it only has one airport, Hanan International Airport (IUE), whose capital the airport serves is Alofi. Learn about Niue’s airport, flights to the airport, its facilities, as well as the arrivals and departures process in this guide to where to fly to in Niue.
Hanan International Airport (IUE)
Niue’s only airport is Hanan International Airport (IUE). The airport is also referred to as “Niue International Airport” and sometimes even “Alofi International Airport”. The airport receives one or two flights per week and is only open on plane days.
Hanan International Airport is approximately a five-minute drive from Alofi and no more than 30 minutes drive from accommodations elsewhere on the island. See times and distances to travel from the airport in The Driving Times from Niue Airport.
Flights to Hanan Airport
Hanan International Airport has a limited flight schedule. Flights operate once or twice a week between Auckland Airport (New Zealand) and Hanan Airport, operating on Tuesdays and/or Fridays (Niue time – starting November 2023).
Air New Zealand is the sole airline servicing Niue. Flights arrive at Hanan Airport on Tuesdays and Fridays at 12:35 pm and depart at 1:45 pm. The flight time between New Zealand and Niue is approximately 3 hrs 40 mins.
Learn more about the fare types available on the Niue flight with Air New Zealand, as well as some extra tips about connecting flights in Which Airlines Fly to Niue?
The Facilities at Hanan Airport
Plan your travel through Hanan International Airport by checking out the facilities and services found at the airport. Note that facilities and services at Niue Airport are only open on plane days.
Food and Beverage
On plane days, market stalls are set up alongside the waiting area before you go through airport security. Typical beverages available to buy include hot drinks, such as instant coffee, tea and hot chocolate, and cold drinks like bottled water, soft drinks and drinking coconuts. There is also a vending machine with cold drinks available.
For food, food stalls typically sell hot food, like sausage and chips (fries), punnets of chips (fries) and kebabs, as well as local snacks like cassava or breadfruit chips. Find out more about the market in the 5 Best Markets in Niue.
In the Departure Lounge, after passing through airport security, there is Bo’s Bar by the Runway which sells beer, wine, soft drinks and drinking coconuts. Food for sale includes hot dogs, banana chips and other snacks.
The Niue Bond Store is Niue’s duty-free outlet, available to purchase goods at the Baggage Claim Area of the arrivals area and in the Departure Lounge after going through airport security for departure. They mostly sell alcohol, as well as occasional fragrances, spa products, snacks and the odd souvenir.
The market next to the outdoor waiting area is where you can browse a small selection of souvenirs, such as jewellery and garlands. Again, see the 5 Best Markets in Niue for more details.
In the outdoor waiting area, the Quarantine Office is where you purchase a phytosanitary certificate for all food, animal products, plant material and other goods taken from Niue. It opens on plane days from 9 am.
Free parking is available at Hanan International Airport.
Toilets are available in the outdoor Public Area, Arrivals Area and Departure Lounge of the airport.
There are limited airport transfer options from Hanan International Airport, all of which need to be arranged prior to arrival. Learn more about each transport option in our guide, The Best Airport Transfers in Niue.
Telecom Niue Kiosk
You can arrange to pick up a Tourist SIM Card from the Telecom Niue Kiosk on arrival into Niue, as well as drop off any rentals like a MiFi on departure. Note that the kiosk is not always open. In this case, you will have to go to the Telecom Niue office at the Alofi Commercial Centre – find out more in our guide, How to Get a Tourist SIM Card in Niue.
Learn more about where these facilities are located and what to expect on arrival via an international flight using our guide, Arriving at Hanan Airport, Niue: A Step-by-Step Guide.
The Arrival and Departure Process at Hanan Airport
Hanan Airport goes through an Immigration, Customs and Biosecurity process for arrival flights, as well as airport check-in and security process for departures. Due to the airport’s size and limited staff, the procedures here may be a little different to what you are used to.
Hanan Airport Arrival Process
When you arrive in Niue, you will be required to pass through Immigration with your complete Niue Passenger Arrival Card. You will then pick up your baggage from the baggage carriages at Baggage Claim before seeing a Customs and Quarantine Officer where you will be asked to declare any risk items. Learn about the arrivals process in detail at Everything You Need to Know About Arriving in Niue.
Hanan Airport Departure Process
When departing Niue, you need to check in at the airport with your checked baggage between 9 am and 12 pm. Airport security opens at 12:30 pm. You will be required to complete a Niue Departure Card before passing through security.
Because of the waiting time between check-in and airport security opening, it’s recommended to check in your baggage as soon as you can in the morning, before returning to the airport later for your afternoon flight. Learn more in Leaving Niue: The Niue Airport Departure Process.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Arrival Airport in Niue
Just in case this detailed guide to the arrival airport in Niue – which we were really proud of, by the way – didn’t answer your question, here are the answers to some of the internet’s most-asked questions about Niue’s main airport.
What is the Airport Code for Niue?
The airport code for Niue is IUE, which is the IATA code and the code used for commercial flights to Niue.
What is the Main Airport in Niue?
The main airport in Niue is Hanan International Airport (IUE).
Does Niue Have an International Airport?
Yes, Niue has an international airport, Hanan International Airport (IUE) and it’s the only international airport in the country.
What Capital is Served by Hanan International Airport?
Alofi, the capital of Niue, is the capital that is served by Hanan International Airport.
More About Niue’s Arrival Airport and Which Airport to Fly into Niue
That’s it for our complete guide to Niue’s arrival airport. Now that you know which airport to fly into Niue, here’s more advice on ensuring a smooth arrival:
- Airport Arrival in Niue & Hanan Airport: Step-by-Step
- How to Book a Cheap Flight to Niue
- Which Airlines Fly to Niue?
Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in Getting Here: How to Get to Niue.