Proposed night flights at Queenstown Airport would have
"significant and widespread adverse noise effects" for
residents in Frankton, Kelvin Heights, Jacks Point and Lake
Hayes Estate, a hearing in Queenstown was told yesterday.
There are going to be a lot of Australians here," Qantas
regional general manager Grant Lilly said yesterday,
announcing additional transtasman services direct to
Queenstown from Melbourne this summer.
Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) chief executive Steve
Sanderson has said he is "very disappointed" with a planner's
report which criticises a proposal to extend the airport's
operating hours and noise boundaries.
Hundreds of passengers at Dunedin and Queenstown airports
were among thousands left facing frustrating delays
yesterday, after Air New Zealand was forced to ground its
fleet of ATR-500 turboprop aircraft.
The contentious issue of the Queenstown Airport Corporation
granting additional shareholding to Auckland International
Airport Ltd would likely be dealt with by the new Queenstown
Lakes District Council mayor and incoming council, Mayor
Clive Geddes said yesterday.