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Queenstown Airport welcomes extra Sydney flights from Qantas

Queenstown Airport welcomes extra Sydney flights from Qantas

Queenstown, New Zealand (23 January 2014) - Queenstown Airport has welcomed Qantas’ announcement today to boost services between Sydney and Queenstown during the Easter school holidays and peak ski season.

The additional services will commence on 7 April and finish on 24 October with two extra services per week over Easter and daily flights from 4 July.

Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) CEO Scott Paterson is delighted Qantas is increasing its support in peak times and says that it’s very positive news for the region’s tourism.

“Sydney is an important gateway for us for short haul travel and the new Qantas-Emirates alliance provides even greater reach, making us easily accessible to the world.

“We know that Queenstown is a very desirable destination for Australians and we’ve seen stellar month-on-month passenger growth on our trans-Tasman routes over the past years.

“The extra capacity over our peak winter months will be particularly welcome and makes us even more attractive to Sydney-siders looking to hop across the Tasman for a winter ski holiday.

“We’ll be working closely with Qantas to maximize this opportunity and to make these daily flights become permanent,” he says.

Earlier this week, Queenstown Airport reported its busiest year on record for 2013, mostly due to stellar month-on-month trans-Tasman passenger growth which jumped 30.9 per cent from 215,300 to 281,761 in a year.

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