Finding flights from Queenstown (ZQN)
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Queenstown is a major tourist destination thanks to its nearby ski fields and its reputation for adventure sports. This recent boom has led to it becoming one of the most visited towns in New Zealand, especially during the winter.
Its airport is housed within a single terminal, with flights to other parts of New Zealand and to Australia using the same facilities.
Recent work has seen the international area of its terminal upgraded to meet modern requirements. It's hoped that further growth can be achieved with night flights, rather than terminal extensions.
Queenstown Airport lies 8km outside the CBD. The Connectabus service is the easiest way to make this journey, with one-way tickets costing $12 for an adult or $5.50 for a child. Departures are scheduled for every 15 minutes.
Popular destinations from Queenstown Airport
Queenstown Airport has flights to just three other cities in New Zealand: Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington. Christchurch – with its multitude of churches and its famous town square – is the shortest journey and also the cheapest.
Sydney is by far the most popular Australian destination for flights from Queenstown, with close to double the number of passengers choosing this route over going to Melbourne. From the landmarks at Circular Quay to its historic centre in The Rocks and its numerous beaches, Sydney has something for everyone.
Despite the popularity of the Sydney route, it can often be cheaper to fly the longer distance to Melbourne. The other direct flight option from Queenstown is to fly to Brisbane.
Although its offerings may be limited, Queenstown is the fourth busiest airport in New Zealand.
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Please note: all information is correct as of September, 2016.
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