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Wellington Airport interim profit jumps as internationals return
31 Oct 2022  

Wellington Airport interim profit jumps as internationals return

Wellington International Airport Limited has reported net profit after tax of $11m for the six months ended 30 September 2022, up from the $2.9m reported for the same period last year.


Fiji Airways ramps up Wellington flights
11 Oct 2022   /

Fiji Airways ramps up Wellington flights

Fiji Airways is ramping up flights between Wellington and Nadi over the peak summer period.


Wellington Airport pricing decisions appropriate – ComCom
28 Sep 2022   /

Wellington Airport pricing decisions appropriate – ComCom

The airport’s target return of 5.88% was considered reasonable and “consistent with promoting the long-term benefit of consumers”, ComCom stated.


Domestic winter passenger volumes beat pre-Covid – Queenstown Airport
23 Sep 2022   /

Domestic winter passenger volumes beat pre-Covid – Queenstown Airport

Queenstown Airport has reported strong passenger volumes over winter, helped by the removal of border restriction and school holidays in New Zealand and Australia.


NZ Airports Awards judges reflect on culture-building prowess
22 Sep 2022   /

NZ Airports Awards judges reflect on culture-building prowess

Judges at the 2022 NZ Airports Awards have reflected on the strong theme of culture-building on show by nominees and winners at the event this year.


Marlborough Airport switches to ticketless parking
22 Sep 2022  

Marlborough Airport switches to ticketless parking

Marlborough Airport has introduced ticketless parking for all vehicles.


Invercargill – Auckland jet service project wins airport award
31 Aug 2022   /

Invercargill – Auckland jet service project wins airport award

Invercargill Airport Limited has picked up the Community Engagement Initiative of the Year at the 2021 New Zealand Airport Awards.


Air NZ warns of illness, weather disruptions
8 Jul 2022   /

Air NZ warns of illness, weather disruptions

Air New Zealand is heading into the busy July school holiday period amid potential disruption as staff illness and winter weather put pressure on the airline’s network.


Hospo, retail recovering at Auckland Airport, but staffing limits options
7 Jul 2022   /

Hospo, retail recovering at Auckland Airport, but staffing limits options

Some of the larger retailers at the airport’s terminals are struggling to staff up.


Wellington’s airport bus fleet goes electric
1 Jul 2022  

Wellington’s airport bus fleet goes electric

Ten new electric buses will service Wellington’s reinstated airport bus service, the Metlink Airport Express, from today.


Airport chief backs Wellington transport plan
30 Jun 2022   /

Airport chief backs Wellington transport plan

Wellington Airport chief executive Matt Clarke is backing the government’s move to improve the city’s public transport network.


Novotel Auckland Airport among best
28 Jun 2022   /

Novotel Auckland Airport among best

Novotel Auckland Airport has been named in the top three airport hotels in Australia and the Pacific for 2022 at the Skytrax World Airport Awards.


Auckland Airport international passenger numbers jump, short-haul hits 47% of pre-Covid
20 Jun 2022   /

Auckland Airport international passenger numbers jump, short-haul hits 47% of pre-Covid

International passengers, excluding transits, reached 281,774, a 108.7% increase from May 2021.


Aviation recovery “fragile”, competition fierce – Auckland Airport’s Tasker
25 May 2022  

Aviation recovery “fragile”, competition fierce – Auckland Airport’s Tasker

Auckland must regain its outward-looking stance as it seeks to reconnect with the world and compete for visitors in a tough international environment, says Auckland Airport’s Scott Tasker.


Singapore Airlines to resume daily Chch flights
24 May 2022  

Singapore Airlines to resume daily Chch flights

Singapore Airlines is resuming daily flights between Singapore and Christchurch from 27 June.


Qantas resumes Queenstown, Wellington services
23 May 2022   /

Qantas resumes Queenstown, Wellington services

Qantas is resuming its Wellington and Queenstown services, with the first flights landing in the country this afternoon.


April rise in Auckland Airport international passengers
17 May 2022   /

April rise in Auckland Airport international passengers

International passengers through Auckland Airport, excluding transits increased 233.3% from April 2021.


Air Tahiti Nui resumes NZ flights
6 May 2022   /

Air Tahiti Nui resumes NZ flights

Air Tahiti Nui has resumed flights to and from Auckland, opening up direct connections between Tahiti and New Zealand.


Queenstown Airport to compost food waste
3 May 2022   /

Queenstown Airport to compost food waste

Food waste from staff kitchens and food and beverage outlets across the terminal will be processed in three CarbonCycle Compost Bins.


Christchurch Airport “climate positive”
21 Apr 2022   /

Christchurch Airport “climate positive”

Christchurch Airport says it has achieved climate positive operations in a “milestone” achievement, following its Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 4 in 2020.


Auckland Airport urges travellers to plan for Covid testing
11 Apr 2022   /

Auckland Airport urges travellers to plan for Covid testing

Auckland Airport is urging travellers to plan ahead for Easter and school holidays by making sure they understand any entry requirements for their international destination well ahead of their departure date, and prioritise certified pre-departure testing through community pharmacies and healthcare providers.


Ex-Port of Tauranga CEO joins AIAL board
11 Apr 2022  

Ex-Port of Tauranga CEO joins AIAL board

Auckland Airport has appointed former Port of Tauranga chief executive Mark Cairns as a new independent director.


CIAL to install wind meters at Tarras for weather station
6 Apr 2022   /

CIAL to install wind meters at Tarras for weather station

Christchurch International Airport will install three solar-powered wind meters at Tarras this week.


Wellington Airport taps Matt Clarke for CEO
5 Apr 2022   /

Wellington Airport taps Matt Clarke for CEO

The former Rotorua Airport boss will take over from Steve Sanderson on 1 May.


GO Rentals to open Nelson Airport branch
28 Mar 2022   /

GO Rentals to open Nelson Airport branch

GO Rentals plans to open an in-terminal branch at Nelson Airport this November.


Tarras airport targeted in climate action
25 Mar 2022   /

Tarras airport targeted in climate action

An action group will target the proposed international airport development at Tarras as part of the Global Climate Strike today.


Air NZ to launch New York flights in September
23 Mar 2022  

Air NZ to launch New York flights in September

Air New Zealand will make its maiden flight to New York on Saturday 17 September, departing at 7:40pm.


Feb passenger volumes fall at Auckland Airport
17 Mar 2022   /

Feb passenger volumes fall at Auckland Airport

Passenger volumes through Auckland Airport during the month of January dropped by 1.2% compared with January 2021 figures.


Global air passenger numbers to top pre-Covid in 2024 – IATA
2 Mar 2022   /

Global air passenger numbers to top pre-Covid in 2024 – IATA

Overall traveller numbers will reach 4 billion in 2024, exceeding pre-Covid levels at 103% of the 2019 total.


Property bright for Auckland Airport as aeronautical suffers…
24 Feb 2022  

Property bright for Auckland Airport as aeronautical suffers…

But its property business saw revenue up 16.6% to $54.8m on a portfolio now valued at $2.8bn.


CIAL to grant $30k annually to Tarras community projects
24 Feb 2022   /

CIAL to grant $30k annually to Tarras community projects

Christchurch International Airport will make $30,000 available each year for community projects in Tarras.


ComCom to call for airport rules submissions
24 Feb 2022   /

ComCom to call for airport rules submissions

The Commerce Commission is reviewing the rules and processes that underpin its regulation of specified airport services.


Passenger volumes fall at Auckland Airport, rise at Queenstown…
17 Feb 2022  

Passenger volumes fall at Auckland Airport, rise at Queenstown…

Auckland Airport total passenger volumes decreased by 1.2% to 526,834 in January 2022, compared to the same month the previous year.


…but drop at Christchurch Airport
17 Feb 2022  

…but drop at Christchurch Airport

Christchurch International Airport total passenger volumes decreased by 4.6% to 289,472 in January 2022 from the 303,564 reported for the same month last year


…and also at Wellington Airport
17 Feb 2022  

…and also at Wellington Airport

Wellington International Airport total passenger volumes fell by 2.2% to 290,893 in January 2022 from the 297,291 reported for the same month last year.


WIAL sees higher passenger numbers, EBITDA for FY22
16 Feb 2022  

WIAL sees higher passenger numbers, EBITDA for FY22

Wellington International Airport Limited expects passenger numbers for this month and the next to track around 40% of levels compared to pre-Covid, parent company Infratil said at an investor briefing Tuesday.


Gisborne operators, flights nationwide locations of interest
11 Feb 2022  

Gisborne operators, flights nationwide locations of interest

Gisborne City Vintage Railway has been named a Covid-19 location of interest after a Covid-19 case visited between 1.00pm-3.30pm on Sunday 30 January.


Air NZ December passengers fall by quarter
9 Feb 2022  

Air NZ December passengers fall by quarter

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Airlines want clear plan on end to self-iso requirements
8 Feb 2022  

Airlines want clear plan on end to self-iso requirements

International airlines are calling for a clear plan around the removal of self-isolation as a requirement for returning travellers, says Auckland Airport.


For Queenstown, an anxious eye on a winter revival
4 Feb 2022   /

For Queenstown, an anxious eye on a winter revival

A winter recovery rests on further easing of border restrictions.


PGF marks milestone with 243 tourism projects worth $527m approved
1 Feb 2022  

PGF marks milestone with 243 tourism projects worth $527m approved

Tourism has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of the $3bn three-year fund.


Sudima Christchurch City a location of interest
1 Feb 2022  

Sudima Christchurch City a location of interest

Sudima Christchurch City has been named a Covid-19 location of interest after a case stayed there between 8pm Monday 24 January – 1pm Wednesday 26 January.


Queenstown hotel, airport Omicron locations of interest
27 Jan 2022  

Queenstown hotel, airport Omicron locations of interest

Hotel St Moritz in Queenstown and Queenstown Airport have been named locations of interest.


December passenger volumes fall 40% at Auckland Airport
25 Jan 2022   /

December passenger volumes fall 40% at Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport total passenger volumes decreased by 40% in December 2021, compared to the same month the previous year.


Auckland Airport freezes aeronautical charges for 2023
25 Jan 2022  

Auckland Airport freezes aeronautical charges for 2023

Auckland Airport will freeze aeronautical charges for the 2023 financial year in response to continued uncertainty in the aviation market.


Air NZ November passengers fall by half
17 Jan 2022  

Air NZ November passengers fall by half

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New Plymouth Airport wins international award
17 Dec 2021   /

New Plymouth Airport wins international award

New Plymouth Airport’s Te Hono terminal has won the special prize for an airport exterior at the Prix Versailles Airports 2021, beating Berlin’s Brandenburg Airport, Athens International Airport, and the Philippines’ Clark International Airport.


Airline industry hopeful of govt flexibility on borders
15 Dec 2021   /

Airline industry hopeful of govt flexibility on borders

Airline industry leaders are cautiously optimistic the government will shift away from its conservative stance towards allowing international travellers back to New Zealand once more data become available.


Christchurch Airport offers “airpawt ambassadors” to travellers
15 Dec 2021   /

Christchurch Airport offers “airpawt ambassadors” to travellers

Christchurch Airport is offering therapy dogs to travellers as it gears up for the influx of Aucklanders and the busy summer period.


Auckland Airport passenger volumes fall 89% in Nov
15 Dec 2021   /

Auckland Airport passenger volumes fall 89% in Nov

Auckland Airport says total passenger volumes fell to 58,697 in November 2021, down 89.1% on the same month last year.