Queenstown Airport

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...

Sky high pay

Queenstown Airport's boss is in the same pay bracket as the Prime Minister for the last financial year after receiving up to half a million dollars. CEO Colin Keel was paid between $490,000 and $500,000 in the financial year ending...
Residents are rallying against Queenstown Airport's plans to extend its aircraft noise boundaries with a petition signed by almost 1500 people. Representatives from the Frankton Community Association (FCA) and Kelvin Peninsula Community Association delivered a petition opposing the plans to...

Legal spat over parking

Queenstown Airport faces court action from tenants unhappy they've been blocked from providing public carparking. The tenants are local-based brothers Derek and Maurice Brown, whose company Q A P Limited owns the Ace Rental Cars building by the airport entrance. In...

Airport’s bid

Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) is calling on the district council to limit new developments as it continues a public consultation on plans to expand its noise boundaries. QAC made a submission to a hearings panel considering the council's proposed district...
Queenstown Airport has been identified as the place where two adults and a 13-month-old baby  contracted the notifiable disease measles. Three cases had since been reported — in Queenstown, Wanaka and Christchurch — prompting both the Southern and Canterbury District...
Aucklanders now hold all but one of the seats on the Queenstown Airport Corporation board. The board will be led by the sole remaining Queenstown-based member, lawyer Prue Flacks. Queenstown's mayor Jim Boult announced the changes yesterday. Flacks replaces John Gilks,...
Queenstown Airport will need a new terminal to accommodate passenger movements which may be capped at five million a year by 2045, airport bosses say. Wanaka Airport might also be developed as a "dual airport" to take some pressure off...
Queenstown's fast-growing airport has launched a pre-emptive strike on nearby housing growth. The resort is grappling with surging population growth and where to put future houses and businesses. But the airport wants the kibosh put on 30-odd requests for more intensive...
Queenstown Airport's board has quietly acquired a new director. Mark Thomson, Auckland Airport's property boss, was endorsed by Queenstown's councillors at a closed-door session on June 23. The local council is the airport company's major shareholder, on behalf of the community. The...

Frankton drive times cut

Road upgrades have cut the driving time between the BP roundabout on State Highway 6 and Queenstown Airport by up to 17 minutes. Last month, the first stage of the Hawthorne Dr extension - linking Remarkables Park to Glenda Dr...
At 81 years old, Albert de Koning has nearly come to terms with retiring. The Superior Firewood owner is liquidating his company because he can't find a suitable new location. He admits he may have done his dash – having owned...
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