Airport of the Year
For the second time in three years Nelson Airport Ltd has won the New Zealand Airports Association “Airport of the Year” award. Rival contenders included heavyweights Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington, plus Dunedin. At the association’s annual conference held at Queenstown in October, Nelson Airport Chief Executive Kaye McNabb presented an entry emphasising development of the aviation industry at the Airport. It included a time-elapse footage on DVD of the construction of the Air Nelson hangar. Congratulations to all those involved in creating a very successful airport. Nelson is the country’s fourth-busiest airport, with more than 20,000 landings and departures annually, and 640,000 people through the terminal doors. Nelson Airport was Airport of the Year in 2008, 2010 and 2012.