Airport

Two drones come dangerously close to airports every week

In the past year, rogue drones have caused major disruptions to Auckland and Wellington airports, they’ve come within 10 metres of the police Eagle helicopter and within five metres of a plane carrying 278 people. Photo: 123RF Such incidents have aviation authorities hoping to ensure future incidents don’t end in catastrophe. The national air traffic control agency Airways …

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Runway extension process “protracted and flawed;” increasing costs to ratepayers

Media release from Guardians of the Bays A decision by the Environment Court to proceed with Wellington International Airport’s runway extension application is disappointing given the length of delays, increasing costs and strong public opposition, according to community groups opposed to the proposal. Richard Randerson, Co-Chair of Guardians of the Bays representing more than 600 concerned individuals …

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Wellington Airport given more time for runway extension plans

The Environment Court has given Wellington Airport more time to resubmit its resource consent for its runway extension plans. In 2013, Wellington Airport sought permission to extend its runway by 355m to allow bigger planes to land. Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King But the court says the substantial delays in the case reflected badly on the administration …

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Record number of international travellers due in Wellington over Summer

A record number of international travellers are expected to pass through Wellington Airport over the summer period. Photo: Philip Capper Approximately 70,000 visitors will fly into the airport over summer, an increase of 9% compared to the previous year. The busiest day for international movements through the airport will be Sunday 6 January, with almost …

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Air New Zealand increases Brisbane-Wellington capacity by 40%

Capping off a bumper quarter of international growth, Air New Zealand’s inaugural Brisbane-Wellington and Brisbane-Queenstown flights depart from Brisbane Airport today. Air New Zealand will operate its A320 aircraft up to four times a week between Brisbane and Queenstown, and up to five times a week between Brisbane and Wellington, increasing the airline’s overall annual …

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Witchdoctor looks forward to guilt-free air travel

Travel lover PAT PILCHER gets excited about the potential for electro-aerodynamic-powered planes. Can travel finally be guilt free?. Content provided by Witchdoctor, “entertainment for grownups”. Read the story with full photographic content, plus more writing about technology, sound and vision, gadgetry, gaming and gear at https://www.witchdoctor.co.nz/ Some people smoke, but my guilty pleasure is travel. …

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Dump runway extension, say Eastern suburbs residents

Locals opposed to the lengthening of Wellington Airport’s runway are asking for an application for resource consent to be thrown out. RNZ story by Wellington Issues reporter Laura Dooney @ljdooney [email protected] Last month the airport asked the Environment Court for more time for its application for consent. In March this year the airport asked for proceedings to …

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