After considerable research and engagement with key stakeholders, a range of options has been created for the staged development of Queenstown Airport through to 2045. All of the options have different benefits and potential impacts on the communities we serve and the regional economy.

The next stage of the Master Plan process was taking our thinking to date and seeking community views on what a sustainable future looks like and how the airport can achieve the best balance of social, environmental and economic benefits.

Download the Master Plan Options summary document (PDF 3.6MB)


  1. Infrastructure needed around an airport (PDF 427KB)
  2. Queenstown Lakes District Regional Growth Projections (PDF 456KB)

We've also put together a list of frequently asked questions and answers in case they’re helpful.

Community engagement 

From September to the end of November 2017, we travelled the region, talking to the communities we serve and encouraging people to give us feedback in person and online about:

  • The airport’s forecasts
  • Whether 5 million passengers (2.5 million visitors/residents) per year by 2045 is a sustainable level of growth
  • The options we have developed
  • The opportunities you see presented by this Master Plan
  • Any concerns you have
  • Any questions you’d like answered that are not covered in the Questions and Answers section.

Have your say

While the survey closed off on 30 November, we're always happy to hear from the community about the Master Plan or answer any questions.  Please contact us on our email address and we'll come back to you ASAP.  We will be engaging further with the community, sharing developments and seeking feedback, as we work through the Master Plan options in more detail.  

Thank you...

Queenstown Airport CEO Colin Keel has thanked local and regional communities for getting behind the airport’s recent three-month engagement on its 30-year Master Plan options. Read more.