> Runway Length, is the physical available runway that is able to be used by pilots in jet aircraft operation.
> Aerobridges are the structures that enable passengers to get to/from the aircraft.
> SLOTS are "rights of opportunity" to land and drop off passengers, pick up passengers and take-off.
> Means: Intensive motorised activity on Tarmac Ramps associated with aircraft arrivals and departures.
> Navigation Aids provide navigation guidance to aircraft and precision aids for landing.
> The 24/7 requirement for these services (outside the curfew period) is standard for international airports.
> Planned scheduled jet operations require a high level of approach guidance lights due to the extent of adverse weather in the area.
> A number of Trans Tasman sectors operate between two curfews and delays would increase pressure on any commercial schedule.
> Any flight schedule delays are a significant inconvenience to the air travelling public.
> Any delays with large numbers of vehicles using the airport will increase vehicle congestion and ground traffic delays.
> The above factors will affect all local airline companies operating commercial flight schedules.