The Queenstown Airport Corporation has told Frankton Golf
Course executives the airport will not require any of its
land for airport purposes in the "medium term" - defined as
about 10 years.
The public release of the Price-waterhouseCoopers report on
the strategic alliance between Queenstown and Auckland
airports has been delayed because of last week's Christchurch
Queenstown airport needs 19.1ha of land owned by Remarkables
Park Ltd to free up space for its terminal expansion and
allow it to develop an aviation park for 10 commercial
operators and corporate jets, the airport's chief says.
A Jetstar airliner approaches the runway of Queenstown
Airport above the construction site o
The Government has decided extending Queenstown Airport is an
issue of "national significance".
Queenstown Airport set a record in January, with almost
73,000 domestic passengers passing through its terminal
during the month.
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.
The long-awaited independent report into the strategic
alliance between Queenstown and Auckland airports is expected
to be made public this month.
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 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.
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