Queenstown Airport

Airport starts year with record numbers

Queenstown Airport set a record in January, with almost 73,000 domestic passengers passing through its terminal during the month.

Runway lights will cut diverted flights

Runway lights will cut diverted flights

Runway lights at Queenstown Airport will be operational by the end of June, maximising the airport's operating hours and reducing the number of flight diversions.

Airport deal report to be public soon

Airport deal report to be public soon

The long-awaited independent report into the strategic alliance between Queenstown and Auckland airports is expected to be made public this month.

QAC charges taxis $3.45 per pick-up

The surcharge of $6 that taxi companies charge visitors for airport pick-ups - when the actual price charged to operators is less - concerns the Queenstown Airport Corporation.

Visitors surprised by $6 standard airport fee

Visitors surprised by $6 standard airport fee

Visitors arriving in the region who felt "ripped off" by taxi fares from the airport may be unaware of the standard $6 airport fee, operators say.

Airport rejects recommendation for noise control

Airport rejects recommendation for noise control

Queenstown Airport Corporation has again rejected parts of the Queenstown Lakes District Council's recommendation for airport noise management, citing problems with wording and several matters of clarification.

Growth spurs expansion plan

Rocketing growth at Queenstown Airport has prompted a $40 million package of plans to extend its international arrival hall, jet stands, runway lights and build a new taxiway over the next three years.

Council should defer airport consultation, Cooper says

Council should defer airport consultation, Cooper says

Former mayor Warren Cooper has questioned why the Queenstown Lakes District Council now wants to consult on the strategic alliance between Queenstown and Auckland Airports, a deal he regards as a "fait accompli" it having been announced in July.

Airport alliance hits agenda

Airport alliance hits agenda

The controversial airport strategic alliance, an issue that has divided the community for the past five months, looks set to dominate today's Queenstown Lakes District Council meeting, the last for 2010.

Airport calls off bid for night flights

Airport calls off bid for night flights

Queenstown Airport Corporation has decided not to pursue night flights to and from the resort, chief executive Steve Sanderson said yesterday.

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