Queenstown Airport

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.

Legal fees for airport dispute soar

Queenstown Lakes District Council's legal fees over the Queenstown Airport share sale to Auckland Airport have ballooned to $183,000 - up from $120,000 in November.

Independent report welcomed by Air NZ

Independent report welcomed by Air NZ

Air New Zealand deputy chief executive Norm Thompson yesterday welcomed a move by the Queenstown Lakes District Council to seek independent commercial advice on the strategic alliance between Queenstown and Auckland airports.

New facility opens; row simmering

New facility opens; row simmering

Air New Zealand and the Queenstown Airport Corporation yesterday briefly set aside their legal battles over the controversial strategic alliance with Auckland Airport as Queenstown's $4 million baggage-handling system was opened by Deputy Prime Minister Bill English.

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