Jetstar estimates the number of flight diversions into
Queenstown Airport due to bad weather will reduce from more
than 10% to less than 1%, following the installation of the
latest Required Navigation Performance (RNP) equipment in its
entire New Zealand fleet.
Queenstown Lakes district
councillors were divided into two camps yesterday as fallout
continued from the surprise sale of a quarter of Queenstown
Airport shares, worth $27.7 million, announced on Thursday.
Proceeds from Auckland International Airport's
$27.7 million investment in Queenstown Airport will not
alleviate this year's average 7.7% rates rise for the
Queenstown Lakes district, and nor should it, Mayor Clive
Geddes said yesterday.
A $27 million deal to sell a quarter-share in Queenstown
Airport without consulting ratepayers first was criticised
yesterday by former mayor Warren Cooper as "deeply
disturbing" and mayoral aspirant Vanessa van Uden, who said
the process "sucked".
A case in which two commercial Boeing 737 planes were too
close to one another while landing at Queenstown
International Airport is being investigated by the Transport
Accident Investigation Commission.
A group of Frankton residents have formed an incorporated
society to fight the Queenstown Airport Corporation's (QAC)
plans to expand its operations - and they are willing to take
it all the way to the Environment Court.