Queenstown Airport

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.

Additional $60,000 on airport litigation

More than $60,000 has been spent by the Queenstown Lakes District Council in legal fees and litigation costs between January 1 and February 28 over the controversial strategic alliance between Queenstown and Auckland Airports.

Airport share bid scrapped

Auckland International Airport Ltd and the Queenstown Airport Corporation have cancelled the subscription agreement by which Auckland could increase its shareholding in Queenstown Airport.

Scrapping of larger airport sale welcome

Queenstown Chamber of Commerce chairman Alistair Porter says scrapping "misconceived" plans to sell a greater slice of Queenstown Airport shares to Auckland Airport will be good for the Queenstown community.

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