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Destination Queenstown welcomes evening flights announcement

Destination Queenstown welcomes evening flights announcement

Queenstown, New Zealand (06 May 2014) - Destination Queenstown has welcomed the announcement today from aviation authorities that the foundation safety case for after dark flights into Queenstown has been approved.

Destination Queenstown Chief Executive Graham Budd is thrilled with this exciting development which is a significant milestone in the process of bringing evening flights to NZ's premier four season resort.

"I congratulate everyone that has worked so hard bringing this to fruition. It is a significant development in supporting the future growth of the visitor market into Queenstown and will enhance the visitor experience given that airline schedules will be able to be extended to more convenient hours across the day."

The decision by NZ's CAA and Australia's CASA will be a game changer in terms of supporting DQ's marketing efforts in driving visitor volume and value across the year."

This is the first step in a full process to achieving evening flights (up to 10pm). Airlines will now access demand for evening services and apply to the regulator for individual operator approval.

ENDS

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