Christchurch Airport welcomes Cathay Pacific’s new non-stop Christchurch service from Hong Kong starting December 2017

New Zealand, 2017-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ —Cathay Pacific has announced it will introduce a new seasonal service between Hong Kong and Christchurch from December 2017, directly linking the two cities by air for the first time. The non-stop Christchurch service will operate three times a week, departing Hong Kong on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays… Read the full press release

China Southern Airlines to increase direct services between Guangzhou and Christchurch Airport

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — A significant vote of confidence in the South Island has come today (29 November 2016) with news China Southern Airlines will increase its direct services to Christchurch over the important summer season. The airline currently flies three times a week between Guangzhou and Christchurch, but today announced… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport welcomes Fiji Airways’ third permanent service between Christchurch and Nadi

Services to increase to three flights per week from the South Island gateway. Christchurch, New Zealand, 2016-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — It will be even easier to fly between Christchurch and Fiji from early January, when Fiji Airways adds a third permanent service. The Fiji national carrier already operates two-weekly services between Christchurch and Nadi,… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport sets an all-time record of 6.3 million passengers for financial year 2016

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2016-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Christchurch Airport set an all-time record of 6.3 million passengers for financial year 2016 (FY16) through servicing the South Island tourism market,  and in doing so pumped more than $180 million in new GDP into the regions of the South Island and generated a record $31 million… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport: Emirates to fly its A380 aircraft into Christchurch every day from October 30

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2016-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Christchurch Airport is welcoming today’s announcement Emirates will soon fly the world’s largest passenger aircraft into Christchurch every day from October 30. Chief Aeronautical and Commercial Officer Justin Watson says the addition of the A380 will offer those travelling in and out of the South Island a… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport welcomes the development of the city’s new Convention Centre

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2016-Jul-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Christchurch Airport, the South Island’s largest tourism business, has warmly welcomed announcement of the timeline and development of the city’s new Convention Centre. Chief Executive Malcolm Johns says a convention centre is an essential piece of enabling infrastructure for a city. “Christchurch needs world-class enabling infrastructure which lets… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport launches new fund to encourage the development of new and creative incentive itineraries for the Canterbury region

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2016-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — A new fund launched today by Christchurch Airport aims to encourage the development of new and creative incentive itineraries for the Canterbury region. The new fund is for businesses in the conference and corporate incentive sector to develop new travel itineraries to encourage more visitors to the… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport: China Southern Airlines launches direct service three times a week between Guangzhou and Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2015-12-18 — /Travel PR News/ —Asia’s largest airline has begun an historic year-round service between Guangzhou and Christchurch, with the first Dreamliner carrying several VIPs landing just before 5pm. China Southern Airlines, in partnership with Christchurch Airport and the South Island tourism industry, will operate the direct service three times a week… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport: Virgin Australia re-introduces direct flights from Christchurch to Rarotonga

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2015-12-1 — /Travel PR News/ — Direct flights from Christchurch to Rarotonga are about to be re-introduced, in time for South Islanders to plan a 2016 winter getaway. Virgin Australia has just announced it will offer the flights on a Boeing 737-800, to begin on June 25 and run weekly every Saturday for… Read the full press release

Christchurch airport welcomed its six-millionth passenger in a year

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, 2015-10-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Christchurch reached a significant post-quake milestone today, with its airport welcoming the six-millionth passenger in a year. The last time Christchurch Airport reached the 6-million passenger mark was in October 2010, but today as Stephanie Simmons from Waimate checked in for a Jetstar flight to Auckland… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport: Net Profit after Tax up 110% to $37.8 million and total declared dividends up 171% to $20.6 million

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2015-9-15 — /Travel PR News/ —Christchurch Airport (CIAL) has today announced underlying Net Profit after Tax up 110% to $37.8 million and total declared dividends up 171% to $20.6 million. Chairman David Mackenzie says the result is a reflection of the step change that has occurred within all areas of the business… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport welcomes Qantas extra flights between Christchurch and Brisbane over the coming summer

CHRISTCHUCH, New Zealand, 2015-8-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Strong demand for the South Island has seen Qantas add extra flights through the main gateway, Christchurch Airport, over the coming summer. South Island travellers will have the choice of an extra 48 return services between Christchurch and Brisbane and 15 return services between Christchurch and Sydney…. Read the full press release

Tourism New Zealand and Christchurch Airport launched new campaign promoting the South Island of New Zealand as the ultimate destination for Australians

SYDNEY, 2015-2-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism New Zealand and Christchurch Airport have launched the latest campaign promoting the South Island of New Zealand as the ultimate destination for Australians. The “Every day a different journey” campaign targets the eastern seaboard of Australia and highlights the diversity of naturally hidden gems and experiences. General… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport: China Southern Airlines’ B787 Dreamliner returns with its first summer charter flights arriving on February 15

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2015-2-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Hundreds of Chinese travellers will celebrate Chinese New Year this month by travelling to the South Island. Christchurch Airport and China Southern Airlines (CZ) will celebrate the return of the B787 Dreamliner, with the first of this summer’s charter flights arriving on February 15. Airport Chief Executive… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport: Fiji Airways starts permanent second service each week between Christchurch and Nadi

Christcurch, New Zealand, 2014-12-5 — /Travel PR News/ — More than fifty-three-thousand South Islanders can’t be wrong … and even more will soon holiday in Fiji, thanks to extra flights just announced for Christchurch Airport. Fiji Airways will begin a permanent second service each week between Christchurch and Nadi in time for winter holidays in the… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport wins 2014 Airport Safety Award for its new health and safety reporting website, visABILITY

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2014-10-2 — /Travel PR News/ — Christchurch Airport has won a 2014 Airport Safety Award for its new health and safety reporting website, visABILITY. It’s the first time the awards have been run as part of the Australasian Airports Safety Week (29 September – 3 October 2014). Christchurch Airport won the Major… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport and Tourism New Zealand invite Australians to experience all regions of the South Island

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2014-9-3 — /Travel PR News/ — The South Island tourism industry has a new message for its Australian neighbours: from the West Coast to Wanaka, Marlborough to Queenstown and Southland and everything in between – nothing beats a South Island Road Trip. Christchurch Airport and Tourism New Zealand are partnering with all regions… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport marks the tenth anniversary of the Emirates service which expanded South Islanders’ access to the world

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2014-7-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Christchurch Airport is today celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Emirates service which has expanded South Islanders’ access to the world. Chief Executive Malcolm Johns says the Emirates service is very popular and valuable to southern globetrotters. “Publicly available statistics show Emirates has the highest load factors on… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport clears site on Memorial Avenue where Spitfire Square will be developed

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2014-6-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Construction of a retail precinct at Christchurch Airport comes a step closer this month with the demolition of a building on Memorial Avenue. The building which used to house Maui Campervans is being demolished to clear the site where Spitfire Square will be developed. Christchurch Airport Chief… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport marks 5th year of partnership with Jetstar

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2014-6-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Orange balloon towers are in place in the Jetstar area of Christchurch Airport this week as part of a week-long celebration of the airline’s fifth birthday. The airline has been operating domestic services into and out of Christchurch since June 2009 and now carries more than 827,000 passengers… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport to introduce new car parking choices from June 9

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2014-5-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Christchurch Airport is following its customers’ parking desires with new car parking choices from June 9. The changes follow a year-long review which included extensive market research to gather customer feedback. Chief Commercial Officer Blair Forgie says the review considered feedback from more than 1500 customers and included… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport to reduce charges for courtesy vehicle operators

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2014-5-2 — /Travel PR News/ — Courtesy vehicle operators who collect customers from Christchurch Airport will soon pay less to do so. Chief Commercial Officer Blair Forgie says reduced charges and new choices will take effect on July 1 and have today been communicated to accommodation providers and off-airport parking companies. Mr Forgie says… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport the only New Zealand airport recognised in The Routes Marketing Awards

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2014-03-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Christchurch Airport is the only New Zealand airport to have been recognised in what are widely regarded as the most prestigious awards in the airline community. The airport was ‘highly commended’ for marketing and judged runner-up for airports between four and 20 million passengers. Voting and judging of… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport welcomed the first China Southern Airlines flight and announced record passenger numbers

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2014-2-4 — /travelprnews.com/ — It’s a red-letter day for Christchurch Airport, with the arrival of the first China Southern Airlines flight and the release of record passenger numbers. The direct flight from Guangzhou brought 228 Chinese visitors to celebrate Chinese New Year in the South Island and marked the first time a Dreamliner has… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines to use its refitted 777-200ER aircraft on Christchurch-Singapore route

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2013-12-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travellers flying out of Christchurch on Singapore Airlines are about to enjoy even more luxury. The airline has today announced it will use its refitted 777-200ER aircraft on the route from early February, with upgraded seats and cabin interiors meaning more space and comfort. Christchurch Airport CEO Jim Boult says… Read the full press release

New Zealand’s South Island sees increasing number of Chinese travellers since new Chinese travel law came into effect

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2013-11-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — The South Island has welcomed an increasing number of Chinese travellers in the weeks since implementation of a new Chinese law. The new China travel law came into effect on 1 October, effectively requiring travel sellers in China to offer better quality, and so more expensive, group tour packages both… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport won all three major awards at the New Zealand Airports Awards

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2013-10-22— /travelprnews.com/ — In what’s believed to be a first, Christchurch Airport has won all three major awards at the New Zealand Airports Awards – including New Zealand Major Airport of the Year. The airport also won Airports Project of the Year and its Chief Executive Jim Boult was named New Zealand Aviation Personality… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport welcomes Jetstar’s 89.7 per cent domestic on-time performance

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2013-10-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — Jetstar’s record on-time performance is getting the thumbs up from Christchurch Airport. The airline has today revealed its domestic on-time performance is at record positive levels this year, with 89.7 per cent of domestic flights departing within 10 minutes of schedule. Christchurch Airport CEO Jim Boult says those performance… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport bar, “South Bar and Café”, makes the list of finalists for the Airport Food and Beverage Awards

2013-09-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — The list of finalists for the Airport Food and Beverage Awards (FAB Awards) has been released, with the Christchurch finalist amongst luminaries. Airport bars in Ibiza, Dubai, Amsterdam, Chicago and London are competing with the Christchurch Airport bar for an award which will be announced in Dubai on October 2. Steve Hagerty,… Read the full press release

Drug detector dogs at New Zealand airports to be trained to also sniff out large amounts of currency as new way to target proceeds of crime

Drug detector dogs at airports around the country will soon be trained to also sniff out large amounts of currency as part of a new method of targeting the proceeds of crime. 2013-09-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — A recent trial of two of the detector dogs at Auckland Airport resulted in the seizure of more than $350,000… Read the full press release