Niue Airport: Where to Fly to?
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). 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.
Niue’s airport is Hanan International Airport (IUE). The airport is also referred to as Niue International Airport and Alofi International Airport. The airport receives one flight 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 accommodation 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 a week between Auckland Airport (New Zealand) and Hanan Airport, operating on Fridays (Niue time).
Air New Zealand is the sole airline servicing Niue. Flights arrive at Hanan Airport on Fridays at 12.40pm and depart at 1.50pm. The flight time between New Zealand and Niue is approximately 3h30mins.
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?
Facilities of Hanan Airport
Hanan International Airport is a small and basic international airport. Shops and services only operate on plane days. Some of the shops, services and facilities at Hanan International Airport include:
- Food and beverage – Food is available to buy at the market stalls outside of the airport, at vending machines, as well as at the Runway Bar in the Departure Lounge
- Shopping – Souvenir shopping is available at the market stalls outside of the airport, as well as at the duty-free Bond Store in the Departure/Arrivals area
- Quarantine office – Where you purchase a phytosanitary certificate for all food, animal products, plant material and other goods from Niue
- Car park – Hanan Airport offers free parking
- Car rental, resort and phone network kiosks.
For more details on the services and facilities available at Hanan Airport, see The Complete Guide to Alofi Airport Niue.
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 9am and 12pm. Airport security for the 1.50pm flight opens at 1pm. 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.