How to Unlock the Airport | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)


This is a guide to unlocking the airport in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn what you can do at the airport.

How to Unlock the Airport

Available from the Second Day


The Airport is open for business from the second day of play. When you start playing, Tom Nook will make an announcement that the Airport has been opened. Although you will arrive via the airport at the start of the game, you won't be able to start using its services until playing the game for at least one day.

Things to Do at the Airport

Play Multiplayer Local or Online


When you have a friend or family member with a Switch and a copy of New Horizons, you can travel to each other's islands via the Airport.

Steps to Play Multiplayer

  1. The inviting player must go to their Airport and select I want visitors., then select whether you want to use local or online connection.
  2. The visiting player must go to their Airport and select I wanna fly., then select I wanna visit someone, and whether you want to use local or online connection.

Optionally, the inviting player can set a Dodo Code to restrict unknown players from joining in. The visiting player will then need to enter the same Dodo Code to visit the inviting player's island.

Keep in mind that a subscription to Nintendo Switch Online is necessary for online play.

How to Play Online

Use a Nook Miles Ticket to Go on a Mystery Island Tour


You can obtain a Nook Miles Ticket when you pay off your initial loan of 5,000 Bells, and after that from the Nook Stop in Resident Services in exchange for 2,000 Miles. Mystery Island Tours will take you to a random mysterious island where you can collect Materials like fruits, flowers and Iron Nuggets. Check out our complete article on Mystery Island Tours to find out how what kind of fabulous islands have been discovered in the game so far.
Guide to Mystery Island Tours

Send a Message Card

For a cost of 200 Bells for one card, you can send a message to one of the other Villagers, or even to your future self. You can also attach a present to the card. If you send another resident a card with a present, they're likely to send you back a card with a present of their own! Try using this method to get new Items and Furniture, and improve your relationship with your fellow Villagers.

Available Colors for the Airport


The Airport will be one of four different colors – Green, Blue, Yellow, or Orange. As the color of the Airport is completely random, if you're hoping for an Airport with a specific hue, you'll need to restart your game to reroll for another color.

Related Links

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ACNH Facilities
Resident Services Museum
Nook's Cranny Able Sisters
Airport Campsite
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1 Anonymous2 months

I didn't notice that the airport had four colors. Can you add pictures of those?

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