Queenstown Airport

Expansion shows 'confidence'

Expansion shows 'confidence'

Queenstown Airport Corporation's $4.3 million extension to its departure facilities was a show of confidence in the tourism market at a time when many believed the industry was "on its knees", Deputy Prime Minister and Clutha-Southland MP Bill English said yesterday.

Airport's profit rises 13%

Queenstown Airport has experienced a significant amount of growth, but continued growth must wait for final decisions on issues relating to noise and land acquisition.

Interim decision on noise

An interim decision regarding Queenstown Airport noise boundary issues was delivered by the Environment Court yesterday and an agreement from involved parties is now due by the end of the month.

Passenger's illness halts take off

Passenger's illness halts take off

The 2.45pm Air New Zealand flight from Queenstown to Auckland yesterday was delayed by about 30 minutes when a passenger who was unwell needed to disembark.

The aircraft had moved from the gate, but not taken off, Air New Zealand said yesterday.

St John was called by air traffic controllers at 3pm.

Passenger numbers mean airport flying high

Passenger numbers mean airport flying high

A record number of 1,047,044 scheduled passengers travelled through the Queenstown Airport in the past year ending June 30.

Room with more view

Room with more view

The newly refurbished Air New Zealand Koru Lounge officially opened for members on Saturday and a customer function is planned for tomorrow evening to celebrate the lounge.

Noise ruling expected in October

Noise ruling expected in October

A decision on Queenstown Airport's plan change 35 (air noise boundaries) is expected to be made by the Environment Court in October, after which the company will consult the community.

Night flights being investigated, but residents unhappy

Night flights being investigated, but residents unhappy

While investigations continued into night flights up to 10pm at Queenstown Airport, the airport's chief executive says it is "pointless" to engage with the community until such time as the company has satisfied airlines and authorities it can be done.

Airport expansion begins service

Airport expansion begins service

The terminal expansion at Queenstown Airport doubled international and domestic departure capacity when it opened yesterday, after four months of construction.

Airport does away with international departure fee

International passengers flying from Queenstown Airport will no longer have to pay $25 as a departure fee, but the money will be recouped in landing charges to airlines, through growth in passenger numbers.

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