Taupō, Hawke’s Bay, and Gisborne airports have been recognised at the New Zealand Airports Awards 2023.
The architects behind Taupō Airport, Te Kaaroro Nature Precinct and the Sir Howard Morrison Centre have received accolades for their work at the The 2023 Te Kahui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects Bay of Plenty and Waikato Awards.
Malaysian-based airline Batik Air, formerly known as Malindo Air will launch six direct flights weekly between Auckland and Perth from 24 August 2023.
Singapore Airlines is boosting seasonal capacity to Auckland and Christchurch from November.
The appointment is effective 1 January 2023, with Malcolm Johns finishing up after nine years.
The lead-up to Christmas and the second weekend of January will be the busiest.
Airlines and airports are expecting millions of passenger movements over the summer break as travellers make the most of the first restriction-free holiday period since 2020.
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 is ramping up flights between Wellington and Nadi over the peak summer period.
The airport’s target return of 5.88% was considered reasonable and “consistent with promoting the long-term benefit of consumers”, ComCom stated.
Queenstown Airport has reported strong passenger volumes over winter, helped by the removal of border restriction and school holidays in New Zealand and Australia.
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 has introduced ticketless parking for all vehicles.
Invercargill Airport Limited has picked up the Community Engagement Initiative of the Year at the 2021 New Zealand Airport Awards.
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.
Some of the larger retailers at the airport’s terminals are struggling to staff up.
Ten new electric buses will service Wellington’s reinstated airport bus service, the Metlink Airport Express, from today.
Wellington Airport chief executive Matt Clarke is backing the government’s move to improve the city’s public transport network.
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.
International passengers, excluding transits, reached 281,774, a 108.7% increase from May 2021.
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 is resuming daily flights between Singapore and Christchurch from 27 June.
Qantas is resuming its Wellington and Queenstown services, with the first flights landing in the country this afternoon.
International passengers through Auckland Airport, excluding transits increased 233.3% from April 2021.
Air Tahiti Nui has resumed flights to and from Auckland, opening up direct connections between Tahiti and New Zealand.
Food waste from staff kitchens and food and beverage outlets across the terminal will be processed in three CarbonCycle Compost Bins.
Christchurch Airport says it has achieved climate positive operations in a “milestone” achievement, following its Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 4 in 2020.
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.
Auckland Airport has appointed former Port of Tauranga chief executive Mark Cairns as a new independent director.
Christchurch International Airport will install three solar-powered wind meters at Tarras this week.
The former Rotorua Airport boss will take over from Steve Sanderson on 1 May.
GO Rentals plans to open an in-terminal branch at Nelson Airport this November.
An action group will target the proposed international airport development at Tarras as part of the Global Climate Strike today.
Air New Zealand will make its maiden flight to New York on Saturday 17 September, departing at 7:40pm.
Passenger volumes through Auckland Airport during the month of January dropped by 1.2% compared with January 2021 figures.
Overall traveller numbers will reach 4 billion in 2024, exceeding pre-Covid levels at 103% of the 2019 total.
But its property business saw revenue up 16.6% to $54.8m on a portfolio now valued at $2.8bn.
Christchurch International Airport will make $30,000 available each year for community projects in Tarras.
The Commerce Commission is reviewing the rules and processes that underpin its regulation of specified airport services.
Auckland Airport total passenger volumes decreased by 1.2% to 526,834 in January 2022, compared to the same month the previous year.
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
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.
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 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.
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International airlines are calling for a clear plan around the removal of self-isolation as a requirement for returning travellers, says Auckland Airport.
A winter recovery rests on further easing of border restrictions.
Tourism has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of the $3bn three-year fund.
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.
Hotel St Moritz in Queenstown and Queenstown Airport have been named locations of interest.