Photo by Stephen Jaquiery.
Queenstown Airport is New Zealand's fourth-busiest, hosting
1.25 million passengers in the 2013-14 financial year.
The airport employs more than 350 people servicing aircraft
and passengers travelling throughout New Zealand, the east
coast of Australia and tourist flight seeing.
Earlier this month the airport company announced a 27.6%
growth in transtasman passenger numbers, from 241,714 in the
year to June 30, 2013 to 308,402 at the same date this year.
This helped the company report a $6.6 million net profit
after tax for the 2013-14 financial year, a 25% lift on the
Last financial year was the busiest so far for Queenstown
Airport, with a 4.2% increase in total passenger movements
compared to the previous 12 months.