Auckland Airport has issued a congestion alert

Auckland Airport has issued a congestion alert to passengers for the summer peak as the number of new air services surges and travel booms.

The airport says there will be 15 percent more international passengers this summer and says travellers should allow another 30 minutes to get to and through the airport.

For those wishing to beat the crowds, one option is to use a private jet from somewhere like Jettly. Not only will this mean you can choose a time you want to travel, but it will also mean you won’t have to queue behind the throngs of holidaymakers waiting for their flights.

Easing congestion in an airport is not an easy task. However, it is important to remember that there are physical security measures that can be put into place to facilitate crowd control.

For example, the use of turnstiles is typically effective when it comes to limiting the number of people allowed to enter a particular part of the airport during a specific time period. If you would like to learn more about the security benefits associated with turnstiles go here.

The warning comes as newcomer Philippine Airlines touches down tomorrow, Air China arrives from Beijing for the first time next week, and Air New Zealand flies a new long-haul route.

As flying becomes increasingly popular and affordable, travellers may find that airports become increasingly busy in the coming years. More and more people want to go on a summer holiday, meaning you might need to plan around potential delays.