Queenstown Airport

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.

Director sought

An interim director of the Queenstown Airport Corporation board is likely to be appointed this week.

Dope in bra sets off Queenstown airport alarms

Cannabis bullets wrapped in tinfoil and stashed in a woman's bra yesterday set off an airport security checkpoint detector at Queenstown, police say.

Loss of QAC chairman rued

Loss of QAC chairman rued

Former Queenstown Airport Corporation chairman Mark Taylor's forced resignation was "a great loss for the board, Queenstown Airport and the community", the remaining three directors said in a statement yesterday.

Work begins on airport upgrade to meet increased traffic

Work begins on airport upgrade to meet increased traffic

Work has begun on $800,000 of extensions to Queenstown Airport's international arrivals hall and the airport's baggage claim area, ahead of a more comprehensive extension that is expected to begin towards the end of this year.

Air NZ still seeks review of process

Air New Zealand, which has been critical of the proposed strategic alliance between Queenstown and Auckland airports, intends forging ahead with a request for a High Court judicial review of the process.

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