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Queenstown Drops Airport Tax

New Zealand’s Queenstown Airport has dropped its $25 international departure tax from 1 July, according to the airport’s chief executive Scott Paterson.

Mr Paterson said the Queenstown Airport has been pushing for months to abolish the departure tax.

“Paying a fee on departing Queenstown has long been a frustrating imposition on international passengers. Removing the fee will greatly improve the experience international passengers have when leaving the airport,” Mr Paterson said. “Essentially we set out to rebalance and simplify airport charges across passenger types and we’ve been able to remove several charges and fees, which have previously been separately levied.”

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