But Auckland Airport's profits could be kept in check by this month's regulatory pricing reset.
Chief says he makes "no apology" for spending $1 million a day on upgrades.
Now spend on something real that will benefit many travelers. Build, at AIAL cost, a light rail link from Airport to Puhinui Station and connect up the transport link.
International passenger numbers grew 13% to 5.1 million in the first half, driven by a 17% gain in airline capacity
OK. So they have had a good year. How about investing some of those profits into tidying the place up.