The introduction of Air New Zealand night flights between Queenstown and Auckland from July will bring massive benefits for everyone in the resort town, according to Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay. Queenstown’s MP will be making sure the resort town has the infrastructure in place to meet a rise in tourism generated by night flights.

Barclay said every business will benefit from increased connection with Auckland Airport, a key port for international visitors.“One of the things that I’m focused on is ensuring that our infrastructure keeps up with that demand, with facilitating these additional tourists we need to be able to ensure that we are enabling a positive experience as well that we are promoting so heavily,” he said.

Barclay said it’s fantastic news, which will be welcomed by the business community. He said every business in Queenstown is influenced by the tourism market, from hotels and motels, to bars, eateries and rental car companies. “The construction companies even from an increase in tourism, new busine sses are being created, so it’s everybody, the pipeline is just so huge.”