Flying in the face of reason?
Otago Daily Times, 12 November 2020
Three international airports within an hour’s drive of each other could be considered overkill for ensuring Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago Districts are accessible to residents and tourists.
Local group FlightPlan 2050 had been advocating QLDC buy land in Tarras for a replacement airport for ZQN prior to Christchurch International Airport Ltd stealing the strategic march on them earlier this year by buying five times the Frankton Airport land area for $45 million.
Compromise, competition, collaboration or will one or other airport Corp keel over?