Terminal investment: airlines will consider Queenstown's capacity limits

Terminal investment: airlines will consider Queenstown's capacity limits
Long security and luggage queues are a hallmark of Queenstown terminal. (Image: BusinessDesk)
Brent Melville
Commercial airlines are baulking at making further investments into Queenstown airport even as the country's fourth largest airport pencils in $350 million worth of upgrades to 2032.Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) has factored in a second taxiway and a 15% expansion of the terminal to 21,000 square metres to cater for a 3.2% compound growth in passenger foot counts, from 2.4 million to an expected 3.2 million by 2032.Non-scheduled fixed-wing and helicopter flights are expected to jump by about a fifth, to 43,000 annually, und...

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