Queenstown Airport

Profits taking off inline with expansion

Queenstown Airport posted a $4.7 million profit for the second half of last year, despite expenses increasing by 13% to $3.8 million, the council was told on ThursdayThe half-year report to shareholders showed net profit was up 23% on the six months ending December 31, 2013.

Aero club pleads for its future

If the Queenstown Airport Corporation does not renew a lease for the Wakatipu Aero Club this year, the 45-year-old club will be forced to close.

Queenstown Airport growth up another 34.4%

Queenstown Airport continued its strong overall performance in December with international passenger numbers 34.4% higher than the corresponding period last year.

Airport gears up for busy summer

Airport gears up for busy summer

Queenstown's airport looks set for a record summer, as Australians descend on the lakeside resort in huge numbers.

Court finds for airport

Court finds for airport

Queenstown Airport Corporation has dodged a ''knockout punch'', chief executive Scott Paterson says, in the latest round of its long-running legal battle with Frankton developer Remarkables Park.

Safety behind bid to reclassify airspace

Safety behind bid to reclassify airspace

Ensuring the continued safety of all passengers and air operators in and around Queenstown is behind the Civil Aviation Authority's (CAA) formal review of the resort's airspace classification, which the authority proposes to change to class C (controlled).

Airlines to add 36,000 more transtasman seats in summer

Transtasman capacity to Queenstown will be boosted by almost 50% next summer by alliance partners Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia.

Night flights taking off?

A tourism ''game changer'' and Queenstown Airport's ''coming of age''.

Airport numbers increase

Queenstown Airport had an especially busy month in February, when the traditional peak summer month was boosted by passengers attending the New Zealand Open and flying to Auckland events, including Bruce Springsteen's concerts.

Airport's growing pains

Passenger numbers through Queenstown Airport were 648,000 a year four years ago.

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