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Approval of Queenstown Airport as a Place of First Arrival (Notice No. MPI 965)

Pursuant to section 37 of the Biosecurity Act 1993, notice is given that Queenstown Airport, located at Sir Henry Wigley Drive, Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 9349 and operated by Queenstown Airport Corporation, is approved as a place of first arrival as of 22 January 2019 subject to the limitations specified:


Queenstown Airport is able to receive:

  • Passenger craft (commercial, charter or private) to a maximum of 220 passengers

that are able to discharge the following cargo types:

  • Air containers (empty or containing baggage or freight)
  • Passengers (civilian and military)
  • Crew and baggage

A copy of the written notice of approval may be inspected or obtained at the Ministry for Primary Industries, Pastoral House, 25 The Terrace, Wellington.

All former approvals in relation to Queenstown Airport Corporation are revoked.

Dated at Wellington this 22nd day of January 2019.

PETER THOMSON, Director Plants and Pathways, Regulation & Assurance, Ministry for Primary Industries (acting under delegated authority for the Director General).