The airport is losing $1.2m annually prompting the owners to consider other options for the land, says its CEO.
Air New Zealand has announced 300,000 domestic fares for under $100 on flights departing in September to November.
The former CEO of Metlifecare and Housing NZ, Glen Sowry, returns to the aviation sector.
The airport’s CEO wants direct flights from Nelson, Dunedin, and Queenstown within months of the terminal opening.
International arrivals in May last year were significantly impacted by the closure of the New Zealand border from 20 March 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Around 90% of traffic attributed to domestic travellers for month.
Strong domestic performance expected to continue beyond July school holidays.
Hamilton Airport has become the eighth New Zealand airport to become an ACI member.
Air New Zealand flights are set to increase from October school holidays due to high demand.
The Queenstown Airport Corporation forecasts peak travel days on 23 and 24 July for flights.
The result follows a review of air traffic services provided at seven regional airports with reduced traffic volumes.
Worldwide total air travel declined 62.7% in May 2021 compared to May 2019 as measured in revenue passenger kilometres, according to the International Air Transport Association.
Queenstown is the number one destination, says Air New Zealand.
The recovery can start early 2022 if the govt can complete its vaccination programme by Xmas, says Adrian Littlewood.
Wellington International Airport board director Alison Gerry has resigned, effective 29 June.
Kāpiti Coast Airport has not recovered from Air New Zealand’s withdrawal in 2018 and was now losing about $1.2m a year, says Kāpiti Coast Airport chief executive Chris Simpson.
Art and music events proving popular among out-of-towners.
Ardern’s comments come as more countries require vaccination passports for international travellers.
Nelson Airport has appointed a new chief executive with port experience as the local councils move to merge the region’s major air and sea port operations.
But the future of Milford’s airfield remains uncertain as stakeholders jockey for the tourism minister’s ear.
Air New Zealand has appointed Nikhil Ravishankar as its new chief digital officer.
More Southern Lights by Flight trips have been scheduled from Christchurch Airport after earlier flights sold out.
Aviation Security has installed new UV light kits at screening points in New Zealand airports with the latest coming online at Christchurch.
A lack of approved places for international students is taking a toll on NZ’s flight schools.
Air New Zealand has added one additional flight per day for the next six days for customers travelling between Timaru and Wellington in the wake of severe flooding affecting the area.
Domestic passengers up more than 9000% compared with lockdown period last year.
Auckland Airport chief executive Adrian Littlewood will leave the operator near the end of the year.
Level 3 lockdown until 7 March hurt traffic.
Healthy numbers compared to flatline in 2020, but 35% down on same month in 2019.
Kapiti Coast Airport has hit back at the campaign to keep the airport open publicly lambasting the local business chamber.
The Commerce Commission is seeking submissions from the airports about consumer expectations around decarbonization and alternate fuel use.
Parties appear to be working together to avoid conflict, emphasizing process to ensure no surprises.
QLDC’s lease to Queenstown Airport Corporation has been cast aside.
Testing shows the vaccinated cleaner contracted the UK variant in a rare ‘breakthrough’ infection.
Warm welcomes are readied as operators gear up for the return of Australian arrivals.
Auckland Airport passengers volumes fell to 463,070 in February 2021, local lockdown bites.
Upgrades on Auckland’s State Highway 20B have been completed, shortening airport-Puhinui Station route.
Going from mostly mothballed to welcoming hundreds of flights has been a massive task, says CEO Adrian Littlewood.
After five years leading the airport, Colin Keel is moving to Auckland.
It has been a while since many of us have encountered Australians in the wild, writes Bennett Richardson.
Covid-19 vaccinations are to start in Queenstown on 10 April with airport staff among the first to receive the shots.
QLDC’s mayor dismisses a claim Wanaka Airport would have to shut down if CIAL’s Tarras proposal goes ahead.
It’s also unlikely Wanaka Airport could operate alongside a Tarras airport, says Christchurch International Airport Limited.
Auckland Airport is welcoming the extension of Government support for international airlines operating New Zealand’s passenger and cargo connections.
The Ministry of Health will roll out saliva swabbing for asymptomatic surveillance testing of border workers for Covid-19.
Covid-19 has likely delayed the project by up to five years, says CIAL’s CEO Malcolm Johns.
Wellington regional councillors have called for Wellington Airport’s expansion plans to support the region’s climate goals.
Around 40 border workers at Christchurch Airport have received their first dose of the Covid-19 Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine – the first to do so in the South Island.
CEO Malcolm Johns says the airport operator went on a drive to diversify and outsource to help it cope with crises.
Auckland Airport has partnered with Rako Science to deploy a non-invasive, fast-turnaround, accurate saliva test for Covid-19.