Air New Zealand phone 0800 737 000
Qantas phone 0800 808 767
About Queenstown Airport
The Queenstown Airport is owned by the community and managed by the Queenstown Airport Corporation. The airport redevelopment was completed and officially opened by then Prime Minister Helen Clark in 2007.
The result is a high class international airport that the community can be proud of. As New Zealand’s fourth busiest airport for passenger numbers and the gateway to Central Otago and the Southern Lakes region, Queenstown Airport is a key economic driver of the region’s tourism industry and economy.
Located in Frankton, a 10-minute drive from central Queenstown, the airport services the surrounding area with daily domestic flights and regular direct trans-Tasman flights. It is also one of New Zealand's busiest helicopter bases and is heavily used for tourist 'flightseeing', especially to Milford Sound and Mount Cook, using both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft.
Queenstown Airport is a Council-Controlled Trading Organisation (CCTO) with two shareholders – Queenstown Lakes District Council (75.1%) and Auckland Airport (24.9%). It is managed by Queenstown Airport Corporation Limited (QAC) which is charged with the responsibility of ensuring this critical national infrastructure asset is efficient, operationally robust and provides value for money. QAC strives to deliver world-class facilities and an outstanding passenger experience, and reflect the best of what our region has to offer.
Contact the Airport office
Physical address: Sir Henry Wigley Drive, Queenstown
Postal address: PO Box 2641, Queenstown 9349
Phone: +64 3 450 9031
Fax: +64 3 442 3515
The Wanaka airport is best known perhaps for the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Air Show & the Warbirds and Wheels visitor attraction, but there are plenty of other operations going on every day, such as:
- Flight seeing to Milford and Mount Cook with Islander and Cessna aircraft
- A large and growing number of helicopters offering training and charter
- Pilot training is offered on Cessna and Tecnam aircraft
- Tandem skydiving flights and parachuting using a custom designed turbine Cresco aircraft
- Private sport and recreation and general aviation
- Some agricultural companies now base their topdressing operations out of Wanaka Airport
- Charter operations, particularly ski tours
- Regular military visits
- Adventure flying in military aircraft
Contact the Airport Manager
Phone: 03 443 1112
Mobile: 027 432 3616
Links and Documents
- Queenstown Airport Website
- More information on Queenstown Airport Corporation
- Queenstown Airport Strategic Alliance - Fact Sheet
- Plan Change 26 - Wanaka Airport
- Plan Change 35 - Queenstown Airport Aircraft Noise Boundaries
- Queenstown Airport Master Plan