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
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.
Frankton Flats Zones and the Queenstown Airport noise
boundaries will be subject to further Environment Court
hearings in Queenstown from today following the adjournment
of the matters in January and February.
Airspace rules were broken 11 times at Queenstown Airport
last year by light aircraft and adventure-related activity
operators, figures from New Zealand's national air navigation
provider service show.