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Airport Manager Queenstown

Kia ora! 

At Air New Zealand, our driving purpose is to connect friends and whānau all over Aotearoa to each other and reconnect Kiwis to the world. We have a strong focus on doing the basics brilliantly and ensuring the best possible experience for our customers right across their journey. 

Reporting to the Head of Regional Airports, we're looking for an energetic, dynamic and results driven leader to run our Queenstown Airport. They will work proactively to deliver on key metrics, provide strong and supportive leadership and ensure we meet a high level of operational integrity and regulatory compliance. Importantly, the successful candidate will be confident in their ability to lead, coach and developing our people in this this key port. Motivating their team in a busy sometimes challenging environment and always focused on ensuring the ongoing safety and stability of the operation as we move into the future.  
Thinking about your career steps? An Airport Manager role provides you with a fantastic 'full business' view and will challenge you to keep learning and developing your skills as you lead in a busy operational environment. 

Across New Zealand all of our Regional Airport Managers hold key roles with a focus on delivering to the Kia Mau strategy of grow domestic. As the local 'face' of Air New Zealand you need to be up to the challenge. So, if you thrive on providing excellent experiences for our customers, are passionate about growing your team whilst ensuring we deliver safe and efficient on time performance then we'd love to hear from you. 

To be successful in this role you will: 

  • Excellent people leadership skills and ability to coach and develop individuals for success. 
  • Able to foster a culture of teamwork, accountability, and excellence. 
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including airlines, regulators, contractors, and local authorities 
  • Be able to think strategically and maintain a long-term outlook. 
  • Have the ability to influence positive outcomes at all levels. 
  • Have good commercial skills and a drive to deliver results. 
  • Manage the airport budget and resources, ensuring optimal allocation and utilization. 
  • Ideally have knowledge and experience in an operations environment with understanding of airport regulatory requirements 

Why Queenstown? 
Queenstown is known for its amazing natural beauty, outdoor activities, and welcoming community. Despite the town’s tourist popularity, it maintains a tight-knit and supportive community spirit. With a population of just over 30,000 people, you’ll quickly get to know your neighbours and feel right at home. 
If you have children, we have excellent schools in the region – you can guarantee that they’ll love attending class when it’s a learn to ski lesson!  
Whilst Queenstown is known as the ‘adventure capital of the world’ with all sorts of adrenalin-filled sports available, there are lots of fabulous free things to do too. The local hikes are stunning, you can go on a leisurely bike ride through the wine country or be brave and take an icy-cold swim in the bright blue waters of Lake Wakatipu. 
The town also has a vibrant arts and culture scene, with regular events and festivals from live music, comedy shows, and sporting events, all providing plenty of opportunities to enjoy the beautiful Central Otago countryside.  

To take the next step in your leadership career, please apply online via the Air New Zealand careers site.

Additional Information

At Air New Zealand, we are proudly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and believe in creating a truly inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves and thrive. Our people are our greatest asset – because while everything else we do in our operation can be replicated by our competitors, it is our people that truly set us apart. We are firm believers in celebrating the differences and diversity of thought our people bring to their roles.

Whāia te pae tawhiti kia tata. Ko te pae tata whakamaua, kia tina.

"Seek to bring distant horizons closer. Once near, seize them and make them your reality."

  1. Airports, Airport Leadership


Queenstown, NZ

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  1. Permanent Full time
our consultant managing the role

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