Second shuttle added to Queenstown Airport Park and Ride

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Media release from Queenstown Airport

29 September 2017

Second shuttle added to Queenstown Airport Park and Ride service during temporary Hawthorne Drive road closure

Further to today’s announcement by QLDC that Hawthorne Drive, the preferred route for the airport Park and Ride service, will be closed to traffic from 12-21 October, a second shuttle will be added to the service during this period at peak times.

Timed to take place after school holidays and during a quieter time of year, this planned temporary closure of the road is required to asphalt a 300 metre stretch of the road that was temporarily chip sealed to ensure stage one of Hawthorne Drive was able to open this winter.

We envisage the closure of Hawthorne Drive will result in a slight increase in traffic during peak times around SH6 and the BP roundabout, which will be the only route available for the Park and Ride drivers to use.

To ensure Park and Ride users experience the best service possible and minimise any possible disruptions, the additional shuttle will ensure the service continues to operate on the hour and half hour as per the schedule. The second shuttle will operate from 8-10am and 3-6pm every day during the closure (12-21 Oct).

We do not expect delays outside of these busy commuter periods, but will monitor the situation carefully and look to extend the service should further delays become apparent.

We advise anyone planning to use the Park and Ride service during this time to still allow plenty of time before flight check-in to allow for any potential delays.

Further updates will be available on our website and via social media channels.


For more information please contact:


Naomi Lindsay | Communications Executive

Queenstown Airport Corporation Ltd 

Sir Henry Wigley Drive | PO Box 2641, Queenstown 9349

M +64 21 942 502