Queenstown Airport

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Air New Zealand phone 0800 737 000
Qantas phone 0800 808 767

About Queenstown Airport

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.

Queenstown Airport Liaison Committee

Expressions of interest are invited for two community representative positions that have become vacant on the Queenstown Airport Liaison Committee (QALC).

The purpose of the committee is to act as a forum and interface between the Queenstown Airport Corporation, the community and other stakeholders regarding day-to-day issues related to noise at Queenstown Airport. The appointment of representatives reflects the communities in close proximity to the Queenstown Airport: Frankton, Kelvin Heights, Hanleys Farm/Jacks Point, Lake Hayes Estate/Quail Rise/Shotover Country. The current two vacancies are to intended to reflect the communities of Frankton and Lake Hayes Estate/Quail Rise/Shotover Country. Representatives will be appointed for a period of three years with the option to be appointed for a further three years. The Committee meets 4-5 times annually.

The functions of the community representatives on QALC are to:

  • Present the views of the local residents and community (including neighbouring properties and special interest groups);
  • Ensure resident and community views have a direct route into the noise management process; and
  • Promote communication and understanding between the residents / community and the Queenstown Airport Corporation and airport users and providing regular feedback on the deliberations of the QALC.

Expressions of interest should detail how candidates will deliver these primary functions and should be made in writing and submitted to the Council no later than Friday, 6 December 2019. Expressions of interest may be emailed to ceo@qldc.govt.nz or posted to the Chief Executive, Queenstown Lakes District Council, Private Bag 50072, Queenstown 9348.

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

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