Queenstown Airport staff (from left) terminal operations
manager Aideen Tinney, with Daniel Dodd and Kathryn Jolly
(help desk), accountant Darren Auld, Orla Nic Carthaigh
(help desk), acting corporate general manager Mark Woodward
and chief executive Scott Paterson in front of the
decorated Christmas tree in the terminal last week. Photo
by James Beech.
Queenstown Airport staff are prepared for their busiest
summer season, with a 17% increase in passengers predicted for
Air New Zealand is increasing its capacity between Queenstown
and Auckland by 32% and Jetstar is adding an extra
Queenstown-Sydney flight and another
Queenstown-Melbourne flight, taking its frequency to seven
international services a week and an additional 37,000
international seats annually.
The airport's latest passenger numbers show domestic
passengers increased by 18.4% to 77,176 in November compared
with the same month last year.
International passenger numbers rose 17.5% to 12,194 for
November 2012 compared with the previous November.
The overall increase in the number of passengers was 18.3%
for November compared with November last year.