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Queenstown Airport to appeal court's runway-expansion block

Queenstown Airport is allowed to appeal parts of an Environment Court decision opposing its expansion plans.

Owned by Queenstown Lakes District Council,  the airport is one of the busiest airports in New Zealand with an average 40,000 aircraft movements every year.

It wants to buy an extra 19 hectares of undeveloped land from Remarkables Park to build a new precision instrument approach runway - equipped with visual and electronic navigational aids , and a parallel taxiway.

The land would also provide extra space for helicopters and smaller private aircraft.

 

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