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Queenstown Fever

With a week until VATSIM Oceania's premier event, Cross the Ditch, tonight we fly into one of New Zealand's most popular tourist attractions - Queenstown. Thousands of people flock into Queenstown every year for the glaciers, snow and natural attractions it has to offer.

Pilots can depart from either Wellington or Auckland with services out of both. The approach is just as promising at Queenstown, with no precision approaches as well as a procedural tower, pilots should practice their RNAV and VOR approaches as this will be one not be easy!

Controllers have a variety of ATC positions available to them this week, with three different airports to select from - they have no reason not to control, remember to book your position!

Jetstar regularly fly between Wellington and Queenstown, with a typical sector length of one hour. Both Air New Zealand and Jetstar fly between Queenstown and Auckland with flights being an hour and a half.

Typically flown in a Boeing 737 or an Airbus 320, pilots are more than welcome to fly what they wish.

It looks to be a fantastic and promising night! 

Flight Routes

Auckland - Queenstown

  • AAQN2 AA Y320 QN

Queenstown - Auckland

  • QNAA 1 (Jets only) QN Y569 LEBOX Y655 POKOM Q277 AA
  • QNAA 4 (Non-jets) QN Q787 NS H438 IGUTA Y175 OMKUN Y311 DADUK Y273 PEPPE H182 AA

Wellington - Queenstown

  • WNQN 2 WN V306 SABDA Y622 MESIX H159 CH Y266 QN

Queenstown - Wellington

  • QNWN 2 (Jets only) QN Q787 TIMJO Y153 DOPKI Y533 GRETA Y393 WN
  • QNWN 6 (Non-jets) QN Q787 TIMJO Y153 DOPKI Y109 BIPAL Y819 SAMEN Y111 WARDS Y393 WN
  • QNWN 7 QN Q787 BELEE Y111 WARDS Y393 WN


NZAA Auckland, New Zealand


 CallsignRadio NameFrequencyFreq
CTRNZCH-K_CTRChristchurch Control129.400
 NZCH-R_CTRAuckland Control126.000
 NZCH-S_CTRChristchurch Control129.300
APPNZAA_APPAuckland Approach124.300
 NZWN_APPWellington Approach119.300
TWRNZAA_TWRAuckland Tower118.700
 NZQN_TWRQueenstown Tower118.100
 NZWN_TWRWellington Tower118.800