Queenstown Airport

Airport deal investigation wanted

Airport deal investigation wanted

The Queenstown Chamber of Commerce board last night issued a recommendation the Queenstown Lakes District Council investigate whether there had been a breach of Queenstown Airport Corporation's responsibilities under its Statement of Intent.

Share issue not 'good judgement'

Queenstown Airport Corporation chairman Mark Taylor said under the board's constitution it "can issue further shares", but it was "good judgement" it did not.

Community 'will have a say' on airport deal

Community 'will have a say' on airport deal

Controversy continues to surround a deal between the Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) and Auckland International Airport Ltd (AIAL), but Queenstown Lakes Mayor Clive Geddes says the second phase of share issues to AIAL is not yet a done deal.

QAC deal leaves Cooper 'aghast'

QAC deal leaves Cooper 'aghast'

Former mayor Warren Cooper is calling for the Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) board of directors to either resign or explain themselves to the community after a deal with Auckland International Airport Ltd (AIAL) left him "aghast".

Airline backs night-flying proposals

Jetstar is backing Queenstown Airport Corporation's proposals to allow flying at night and to extend operating hours to open up new tourism opportunities in Australia.

Queenstown flights - Timeline

Queenstown flights - Timeline

Jetstar's announcement this week of 72,000 more seats into Queenstown from new Gold Coast, Melbourne and Auckland services in mid-December is the latest in a series of new Queenstown flights provided over the past year.

New flights link Japan to Queenstown

New flights link Japan to Queenstown

New flights from the Gold Coast to Queenstown revealed this week could have the knock-on effect of revitalising the dormant Japanese snowsports market in the Wakatipu.

Opponents critical

The Queenstown Lakes District Council had been "hoodwinked" and the deal the Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) had done with Auckland International Airport Ltd (AIAL) was "cute", Queenstown businessman John Martin said yesterday.

Flying blind

Flying blind

The need for Queenstown Airport to expand in keeping with increasing demand is manifest: the lakes district is the fastest growing area in the South and, reliant on the visitor trade as it largely is, the means must be found to ensure services match growth.

Airport proves it can handle heavy traffic

Airport proves it can handle heavy traffic

Growth is predicted for Queenstown Airport after last week's deal with Auckland Airport, but the resort's international airport is already in growth mode.

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