Queenstown Airport ready for marathon weekend

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Media release from Queenstown Airport Corporation
20 November 2020

Queenstown Airport ready for marathon weekend

It’s been a busy day today at Queenstown Airport as we welcome runners and supporters to Queenstown for the New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty Queenstown Marathon.  Despite international borders being closed about 10,000 participants have entered across the four events.

Mike Clay, General Manager Operations and Safety said: “Marathon Weekend is always a busy time for us and this year is no exception, despite COVID-19 border restrictions,”

“It is great to see so many Kiwis getting behind the event this year and coming to enjoy this beautiful part of the world.”

This year there are 172 domestic arrivals and departures scheduled over Marathon Weekend (Friday 20th to Monday 23rd November 2020).

Last year there was a total of 262 aircraft arrivals and departures over the four-day period from Friday 15th to Monday 18th November 2019, including 200 domestic movements and 62 international movements.

“We’d also like to remind people that there will be road closures in place on Saturday and it will be a busy few days at the airport so please allow additional time if you’re travelling over the weekend,” said Mr Clay.

Safe travel reminders

All New Zealand remains at Alert Level 1.  Masks/ face coverings legally must be worn on all domestic flights throughout New Zealand. 

Anyone entering the terminal is asked to sign in using the NZ COVID Tracer app

Please remember to maintain good hygiene and please use the hand sanitiser stations around the terminal.  Rubbish bins for the disposal of face masks and tissues are available throughout the terminal. 

Both disposable and reusable face masks are available for sale from airport retailers.

There is more information available on the Government’s COVID-19 website here.

We are keeping information up to date on the Queenstown Airport website here.


For more information please contact:

E: media@queenstownairport.co.nz
M: +64 27 839 6258