Boult rules out overseas flights [ODT, 04/10/19]

International flights will not be part of Queenstown Mayor Jim Boult’s agenda for Wanaka Airport if he is re-elected.

Mr Boult gave that assurance earlier this week in an email to the Otago Daily Times.

“I do not support international flights to or from Wanaka.

“I have also made my views abundantly clear to QAC [the Queenstown Airport Corporation].”

In May, the ODT was told by a QAC spokeswoman that while flights would be domestic to begin with, international flights were “on the table”.

“We will, over time, based on the organic demand from Wanaka and to Wanaka, look at transtasman services and that likely will start with, like it did in Queenstown, charter ski services to Australia maybe,” the spokeswoman said.

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