Airport Operations

Under Civil Aviation Authority rules, Queenstown Airport operates between 06:00 and 22:00 daily.  Air New Zealand, Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia are currently the only airlines certified by the regulators to operate after-dark.

Aircraft operations at Queenstown Airport are subject to our standard Aeronautical Conditions of Use which set out the terms under which you may use the airport and detail the relevant aeronautical charges.

Any operations of aircraft not on regular air transport operations with a Maximum Certified Takeoff Weight (MCTOW) of 5700kg or greater can only be undertaken once you have submitted a Movement Request form and gained approval from Queenstown Airport Corporation.

For general airfield enquiries please email our Operations team at ops@queenstownairport.co.nz

Air Traffic Control

Air Traffic Control is managed by Airways New Zealand.

Website: www.airways.co.nz

Airport Rescue Fire Service

Queenstown Airport Corporation’s Rescue Fire Service is on duty during the airport’s hours of operation.

For assistance please phone +64 3 450 9058 or + 64 274 649 168.

For after-hours support please email the Rescue Fire Manager bill@queenstownairport.co.nz or phone +64 274 649 169.

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