Don’t sell more of the airport


In last week’s online poll – asking ‘Should Queenstown Lakes District Council proceed with the option of selling further shares in Queenstown Airport to Auckland International Airport? – an overwhelming 77 per cent voted ‘no’. Those in favour of a further sell-off amounted to 19 per cent, whilst three per cent didn’t know. 

Queenstown Airport Corporation has sold a 24.99 per cent stake of Queenstown Airport to Auckland for $27.7 million. It is up to QLDC to decide whether to proceed with an option of a further sell-off of up to 35 per cent.