Christchurch International Airport Limited

PO Box 14001
Christchurch Airport

Christchurch Airport – bringing the world South.

Christchurch Airport is the natural gateway to the South Island, which has long been the engine room of New Zealand’s international visitor brand. It is the busiest and most strategic southern air connection to the world's trade and tourism markets.

Ours is the only airport in the South Island capable of handling all aircraft types operating in global aviation today, in particular wide body international and military aircraft. Each year, we manage about 6million passengers and around 26,000 tonnes of international airfreight.

Around two-thirds of Christchurch’s international passengers are international visitors to the South Island and New Zealand. Christchurch is also the home to the majority of the South Islands rental vehicle fleet.

The airport is a major driver of the South Island regional economy, with some 6000 personnel working on the airport campus making it the largest site of employment in the South Island. It is one of the partners in the “South” initiative, which sees all 15 regional tourism organisations working collegially to promote the South Island and its regional economies through growing key markets.

Christchurch Airport’s new integrated terminal was completed in April 2013 and is a factor in the airport consistently being rated by an independent international quarterly travellers’ survey as the best airport in Australia and New Zealand.

Singapore Airlines has a 29-year relationship with Christchurch Airport, flying direct daily. Emirates operates a daily international service to Sydney and on to Dubai. Taiwan’s leading airline, China Airlines, recently announced last summer’s first season of flying to Christchurch via Sydney was so successful, it will expand the service for the entire upcoming summer, so increased services – and thousands more seats – will operate next October to March.

Christchurch International Airport Limited 
Christchurch International Airport Limited 
Christchurch International Airport Limited