Invercargill Airport is a domestic airport just 3km from the city centre with daily flights to and from other New Zealand cities and local tourist destinations. It is is 97.18% owned by Invercargill City Holdings Ltd, the Council-owned company which manages the council’s trading companies. Chloe Scala, a Southlander who was previously employed by Carnival Cruise Lines, was appointed General Manager in December 2010.
The Invercargill-based construction company Amalgamated Builders is the main contractor for the terminal upgrade. The project will include demolishing the existing terminal building in two stages to build a new terminal, and will cost about $13 million.