Queenstown Airport

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Queenstown Airport is located in Frankton, Otago, New Zealand, and serves the resort town of Queenstown. The airport handled 877,622 airline scheduled passengers for the year ending December 2010, with passenger numbers growing rapidly.

Airlines and destinations

The majority of scheduled flights are domestic, with a few international flights weekly to Australia. The winter ski seasons are busy with extra international flights being flown by Qantas (Boeing 737-400/ Boeing 737-800), Pacific Blue (Boeing 737-800) and Air New Zealand (Airbus A320s / Boeing 737-300s). Summers are increasingly becoming more popular also with Air New Zealand and Qantas announcing extra services during the popular summer months.

In September 2007 the airport completed a $31 million upgrade with increased terminal capacity and an extended apron for international flights. Weather permitting, there is substantial daily charter traffic of light aircraft (mostly Britten-Norman Islander, Cessna 206, Cessna 172) to Milford Sound and on sightseeing trips. Helicopters are also very active.





Further Upgrades

In July of 2011 Newly installed runway lights were turned on for the first time. This is in hope to lower diversion incidents at the Airport due to low visibility. Queenstown is the last major airport in New Zealand to receive such upgrades. the 2 million dollar project included 34...
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