A record number of 1,047,044 scheduled passengers travelled
through the Queenstown Airport in the past year ending June
Statistics from the Queenstown Airport board showed
international passengers were up by 21% and domestic by
11.6%, which increased commercial revenue by 11.5%.
Queenstown Airport board chairman John Gilks said most
retailers experienced good growth and demand.
The double-digit passenger numbers meant the airport's net
profit was $5.2 million, 13.3% up from last year.
Seat capacity in and out of the resort increased by 24.8% to
The board announced yesterday it would pay its shareholders,
the Queenstown Lakes District Council (75.1%) and Auckland
International Airport (24.9%), a final dividend of $2.6
Mr Gilks said the airport's financial performance results
were due in part its growth, which had included
infrastructure projects such as the departure lounge.