Queenstown Airport

Two Virgin Australia flights from Queenstown were affected last Friday when the airport ran out of fuel. A flight to Melbourne was cancelled and a flight to Sydney was delayed by a few hours till fuel arrived from Cromwell. "An unexpected...
A Canadian working holiday-maker was arrested at Queenstown Airport on Tuesday as he attempted to skip the country to avoid a drink-driving charge. Sergeant Steve Watt, of Queenstown, said the 23-year-old quit his job in the resort and booked flights...

Airport doggy digs

They stop biosecurity threats from getting past our borders, and now Queenstown's superstar sniffer dogs have a swanky new home. Biosecurity beagles Fritz and Guinness have moved into a new facility at Queenstown Airport, which includes a 30sqm building and...
A huge turnout's expected at today's memorial service for a long-time Queenstowner highly regarded for her kindness, infectious smile and high energy. Andi Rapley, who died last Thursday, aged 58, of ovarian cancer, worked at Queenstown Airport for the past...
David Mayhew is a Kelvin Peninsula resident who lives within Queenstown Airport's proposed new noise boundaries The community's overwhelming (92 per cent) rejection of the Queenstown Airport Corporation's (QAC) plans to increase aircraft noise boundaries to accommodate forecast growth in...

Drone spotted in front of jet

A spate of illegal drone incidents in Queenstown over the past week – including one passing in front of a passenger jet – has sparked three separate investigations by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). A drone was reported in Queenstown...

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 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...
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