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 email@example.com
Aerodrome Safety and Compliance Regulations
We also publish Queenstown Aerodrome's Safety and Compliance Regulations, which user should be familiar with. Click here to view the regulations.
Air Traffic Control
Air Traffic Control is managed by Airways New Zealand.
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 or email the Rescue Fire team.