Queenstown Airport Corporation

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...
Queenstown Airport Corporation's (QAC) decision to delay "progressing a noise change proposal to the next stage", as it was described in its letter of October 2 to affected residents, was widely welcomed. But it poses the question whether QAC is...
A shockingly low level of support has been shown for Queenstown Airport's proposals to extend its aircraft noise boundaries to include an additional 3000 homes. Figures released by the airport yesterday showed about 4% of almost 1500 people who responded...
Queenstown Airport has put its growth plans on hold after a jet-blast of protest but moves to schedule more services into Wanaka are also likely to meet opposition. Nearly 1500 people and 19 groups had their say on the proposal...
Queenstown Airport has put its expansion plans on hold after a thunderous response from the community. The airport announced earlier this year the need to expand its noise boundaries to allow for growth – doubling of the number of flights...
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