Recruitment for two new
directors for Queenstown Airport Corporation has begun - one
to be appointed the chairman-elect until the board's annual
meeting, with the possibility of a fifth director being
Television weatherman and pilot Jim Hickey last night joined
Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) chief executive Steve
Sanderson and Jetstar Group chief executive Bruce Buchanan to
officially "switch on" the $2 million runway lights at
The controversial alliance between Queenstown and Auckland
airports has cost Queenstown ratepayers more than $560,000 so
far, and the final cost in litigation costs and legal fees is
still to be determined.
A "prudent" approach has
been taken by the Queenstown Airport Corporation in its
proposed dividend policy for providing a return to the
Queenstown Lakes District Council, which could see the
community receive $2.25 million by September and a total of
$3.75 million after the next financial year.
Airport Corporation chief executive Steve Sanderson gives the
Queenstown Times an update on rocketing passenger
numbers and infrastructure projects, and says the withdrawal
of High Court action against the airport lets the corporation
focus on the tasks ahead.
It has taken nine months, but the controversial strategic
alliance between Queenstown Airport Corporation and Auckland
International Airport Ltd will finally be aired in the High
Court at Queenstown this month.