Aircraft noise is an issue for airports all over the world, and managing aircraft noise is a shared responsibility. We work closely with the aviation industry to ensure our efforts are best practice. New generation aircraft are larger, quieter, more efficient and are helping to reduce aircraft noise. Their larger capacity also means that although passenger numbers are increasing, the number of flights at the airport is increasing at a slower rate.
Queenstown Airport is the direct domestic and international gateway to the lower South Island, providing easy access to Queenstown, one of the world’s premium visitor destinations, and to some of New Zealand’s most renowned scenery and visitor experiences. It facilitates more than 1.8 million travellers moving through each year and aircraft movements and passenger growth are projected to continue. We’re very mindful of the impact this will have on our neighbours over the years and as our operations grow we want to be proactive in helping them future-proof their homes.