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Queenstown Airport, situated in Frankton, Otago, New Zealand, is the gateway to the South Island of New Zealand. This airport, serving the town of Queenstown, began offering commercial flights in 1950 and later became one of the most active airports in the country. In June 2017, Queenstown Airport welcomed more than 1.8 million passengers.
Queenstown Airport (IATA code: ZQN) is New Zealand’s fourth-busiest airport and a hub for Air New Zealand. Flights to Queenstown Airport are provided by international airlines such as Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia. ZQN is a 9-minute drive from the city centre of Queenstown.
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Queenstown Airport is one of New Zealand’s busiest airports, offering flights to destinations throughout New Zealand and Australia. ZQN does all this with two runways and a single-level terminal building with nine gates.
Queenstown Airport has been in operation since 1935 and had a slow growth to become the vibrant airport it is today. In 2015, visitors voted the airport as the ‘World’s Most Scenic Airport Landing’.
Today, one of the main reasons passengers use Queenstown Airport is for sightseeing opportunities around Milford Sound and Aoraki Mount Cook. The airport is additionally New Zealand’s busiest helicopter port.
Should you have some time to spare, Queenstown Airport includes a wonderful selection of retail outlets selling a range of products. You can shop for sweet confectionary treats, newspapers, books, sportswear and gear, mobile phones, art, gifts, jewellery, pharmaceutical products and delightfully duty-free products.
A long flight may leave you with the desire for some truly satisfying food. Treat yourself to the many delicious dishes and relaxing refreshments at the airport’s cafés, bars and restaurants.
Queenstown Airport is home to two lavishly furnished lounges that include features such as free Wi-Fi, desktop computers, wireless printers, scanners, fax, TVs, dining areas and more.
The Air New Zealand Lounge is available to Air New Zealand Koru members, Star Alliance Gold members and Virgin Australia Gold Members.
The Manaia Lounge is open to members of Qantas Platinum One, Platinum, Gold Frequent Flyers and Club members travelling with Qantas or Jetstar. The Manaia Lounge is also open to passengers with a Priority Pass or Dragon Pass. Passengers travelling with other international airlines can pay to access this lounge.
Other facilities and services include baggage storage, bike assembly point, disabled access, currency exchange offices, ATMs, first aid room, internet access (2 GB per 24 hours) and parents room.
Accommodation near Queenstown Airport includes:
Shotover Country Cottages
These charming 3.5-star cottages with a scenic setting are a 12-minute drive from Queenstown Airport. This accommodation package includes 4 smoke-free units, air conditioning, a picnic area, as well as free Wi-Fi and free parking.
Ramada Hotel & Suites Queenstown Remarkables Park
This 4-star upscale apartment complex is a 13-minute train ride from the airport. Features include ski rentals, 24-hour fitness centre, an area shuttle, air conditioning, daily housekeeping, lobby fireplace, self-serve laundry, as well as tour/ticket assistance. Free Wi-Fi and free parking are also available.
Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
This Kelvin Heights ski hotel with a grading of 5 stars is an 8-minute drive from Queenstown’s hub airport. It is home to numerous features, including 3 restaurants, full-service spa, an indoor pool, rooftop terrace, breakfast, Wi-Fi in the lobby, ski storage, 24-hour fitness centre and 24-hour business centre. The establishment additionally offers free area shuttles and free parking.
Foreign exchange can be ordered as early as 60 days before collection. Take note that you can only make your collections in person.
When ordering/collecting foreign exchange, the following documents are required:
• A valid passport
• Identity document (ID)
• Proof of residential address
• Copy of booking itinerary or booking reference number
• Copy of e-ticket or physical flight ticket
A Travelex branch is available at Arrivals Landside, with ATMs in International Arrivals and the Main Terminal.
The parking options available at Queenstown Airport are available for short and long stays. A shuttle service is available as well to transport you from the parking area to the terminals.
Queenstown Airport Physical Address: Sir Henry Wigley Dr, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Queenstown Airport sits 6 km to the northeast of central Queenstown. Buses, taxis, shuttles, limousines and car rentals are available to transport you from the airport to your destination.
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