Queenstown Airport

Increase in air passengers despite volcanic ash cloud

Queenstown Airport has seen a 13.9% increase in passenger numbers to the year ending June 30, 2011, despite disruptions caused by the Chilean volcanic ash cloud.

New Queenstown Airport lights go on

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 Queenstown Airport.

Airport legal bill $567,000

Airport legal bill $567,000

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.

Airport dividend worth millions

Airport dividend worth millions

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 disclosure soon

Memebers of the public might learn by the end of this week what the Queenstown Lakes District Council has been discussing concerning the Queenstown Airport Corporation.

Airport busy, with 1 million mark in sight

Airport busy, with 1 million mark in sight

Queenstown 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.

Withdrawal of QT Airport appeal welcomed

Withdrawal of QT Airport appeal welcomed

Queenstown and Auckland airport chiefs and Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden have welcomed the withdrawal of legal actions to overturn the controversial share deal between the two airports.

$13m upgrade for Queenstown airport

$13m upgrade for Queenstown airport

More space for private jets will be provided in a $13 million upgrade at Queenstown Airport to be completed by the end of next month.

Airport issue to High Court

Airport issue to High Court

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.

Councillors back Valentine as new airport chairman

The appointment of Dunedin-based Murray Valentine as interim chairman of the Queenstown Airport Corporation board, replacing ousted chairman Mark Taylor, came as a surprise to most Queenstown Lakes District councillors, who told the Otago Daily Times they "read about it in the paper" yesterday.

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