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The QAC Corporate and Community Affairs team is available to respond to media requests.

Please contact us on:

+64 27 839 6258


Media are very welcome to film at Queenstown Airport however because of the nature of our operations, there are processes around security, filming locations and passenger engagement that must be followed.

Queenstown Airport is currently operating at level Orange. If media would like to organise access to the terminal we require at least 24 hours notice. We will then do our best to accommodate these requests under level Orange.

The airport is split into two areas:

  • ‘Landside’ (Before Security) refers to areas that do not require security screening and are easily accessible to the general public (e.g. main terminal concourse). 
  • ‘Airside’ (After Security) refers to the restricted airfield area and parts of the airport terminal (e.g. Customs, gate lounges, Duty Free) that are accessible only to passengers and staff with security cards who have passed through Aviation Security screening.

News media are able to film in the public areas of the airport but we ask that, as a courtesy, you contact the  Corporate and Community Affairs team on +64 27 839 6258 to advise of your visit.

When requesting 'after security' access, 1 week’s notice is preferred in order to make the appropriate arrangements. Permission must be granted by Queenstown Airport Corporation, Aviation Security and the relevant airlines and border agencies and each crew member will need to apply for an aviation security pass. Crews will be escorted by a staff member at all times.

If you are non-news media and want to undertake commercial filming or photography, please refer to Filming at the Airport.

Airport Magazine

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Monthly Airport Traffic Report

Check out the airport’s monthly traffic reports for statistics on passenger numbers and aircraft movements here