Queenstown Airport Corporation

Council loses Wanaka case

By TRACEY ROXBURGH The High Court’s upheld an application to judicially review Queenstown’s council’s decision to grant a long-term lease of Wanaka Airport to Queenstown Airport Corporation. The lease was challenged by the Wanaka Stakeholders Group, which applied to the High...
By GUY WILLIAMS Covid-19 vaccine jabs will start going into arms in Queenstown today. The milestone comes only a few weeks after the 12-month anniversary of a female Danish tourist becoming the resort’s — and the South Island’s — first confirmed...

Keel taking off for AKL

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown Airport’s board of directors are on the hunt for a new CEO following Colin Keel’s resignation yesterday. Keel, who started with the airport five years ago, says it’s been a ‘‘privilege’’ to lead the business over ‘‘such...

‘Predatory activity’

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown's mayor’s labelled a move by Christchurch City Council to profit from our patch a ‘‘predatory activity’’ designed, he says, to attack the value of Queenstown Airport. Jim Boult calls the decision by Christchurch International Airport Ltd’s (CIAL)...
Last week Queenstown Airport celebrated its 85th anniversary. The aerodrome was established in 1935 by a community organisation, the Frankton Aerodrome Board, which over the years reinvented itself several times to become the Queenstown Airport Corporation of today. In preparing to...

“False honeymoon”

By MATTHEW MCKEW September will mark the end of a ‘‘false honeymoon’’ when Queenstown companies are forced to make tough decisions, the manager of Fergburger warns. It’s when the extension of the government’s wage subsidy, which has propped up hundreds of jobs...

People power wins, for now

Resort mayor Jim Boult hopes economic and social impact studies into the future of Queenstown and Wanaka's airports will be done by the end of next year's first quarter. At Monday's lively extraordinary council meeting, a majority of councillors again...
David Mayhew is a Kelvin Peninsula resident who lives within Queenstown Airport's proposed new noise boundaries Expansion of noise boundaries and sustainable growth were two topics which featured in the initial reaction of councillors to the Queenstown Airport Corporation's (QAC)...
David Mayhew is a Kelvin Peninsula resident who lives within Queenstown Airport's proposed new noise boundaries Opinion: The airport and the council are back in the news: Airport action plan designed to deflect (Otago Daily Times, Tuesday). The Queenstown Airport...

Airport confirms delay

Queenstown Airport has officially entered a holding pattern after public outcry over plans to double its capacity. Today, Queenstown Airport Corporation published its plans for 2020-22. The draft Statement of Intent (SOI) 2020-22 has been eagerly awaited by the resort's community. Last...
A developer's made a controversial bid to create a large subdivision at Remarkables Park – including land at the centre of a seven-year court battle. Remarkables Park Ltd (RPL), the Queenstown developer behind much of Frankton's expansion, applied for resource...

Airport curfew hoo-ha

Queenstown Airport's night-time curfew was flouted last year because the control tower, an airport staffer and the airline didn't think it was important enough. Melbourne-bound Jetstar flight JQ220 took off 13 minutes after the 10pm cut-off on May 20. A redacted...
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