Latest Queenstown Airport Stories

2008-11-13 00:00:14

Airlines that take full advantage of Performance Based Navigation (PBN) routinely accrue benefits of reduced fuel burn and greenhouse gas emissions, improved schedule reliability and increased safety. That was the message from pioneering airline users of PBN to more than 150 aviation experts who gathered at the Naverus Performance Based Navigation Summit that concluded Tuesday. On the second day of the conference, speakers from Qantas, WestJet, Air New Zealand and Air China described the...

2008-08-01 18:00:24

By FEA, Sue `It will be extraordinary to do jet operations at night into Queenstown Airport.' Captain Dave Morgan QUEENSTOWN would be one of very few mountainous terrain airports in the world to have night flights if they proved feasible, Air New Zealand's general manager of airline operations and safety Captain Dave Morgan said last night. He told a public business meeting it could take anything from six months up to two years to work through the necessary planning and consent...

2008-07-04 15:00:30

By HEATHER, Ben in Queenstown THE risk of an aircraft crashing into homes would be preferable to risking an electrical substation crash, according to one engineer. Speaking on behalf of Remarkables Park Ltd, engineering consultant Murray Smith said in a consent hearing yesterday that flights from Queenstown Airport should avoid passing over a substation, taking an alternative route over the Five Mile development in Frankton. "I believe the aircraft going over the Five Mile is a lesser...

2008-06-19 15:00:24

By MOODY, Gary AN air of quiet resignation lay thicker than the fog that disrupted flights at Invercargill Airport yesterday morning, stranding about 100 people. Christchurch and Wellington airports were also closed, with two Air New Zealand flights from Christchurch intended for Invercargill not getting off the runway. Stewart Island Flights had a plane on the island that could not return to Invercargill, stranding six people temporarily. The Invercargill Airport terminal was...

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