China Southern Airlines Expands Seasonal Service to Christchurch, Strengthening Airport Partnership

(IN SHORT) China Southern Airlines is set to enhance its direct service between Christchurch Airport and Guangzhou, operating five flights per week for five months starting in October, marking a 52% increase in capacity compared to the previous summer. Recognizing the potential of China’s high-value passengers and their interest in exploring the South Island, the… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport Earns International Accolades for Waste Minimization Efforts

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2023-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Christchurch Airport’s new approach to minimising waste and its work mentoring other airports to become more sustainable has netted it two international awards. The Airports Council International Asia-Pacific awarded Christchurch Airport the ‘Green Airports Recognition 2023’ and the ‘Airport Carbon Accreditation – Mentor’. The airport’s created… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport reports stronger-than-expected first-half-year results due to post-pandemic travel boom

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2023-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The transition to a post-pandemic environment with significantly more people travelling through Christchurch Airport has resulted in the airport company recording a stronger than forecast first half year result to 31 Dec 2022. A revitalised city with new infrastructure such as Te Pae, and attractions like… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport: China Airlines Schedules Dedicated Freight Flights for South Island Exports to Asian Markets

High-value export markets are looking forward to famous South Island delicacies about to arrive from Christchurch Airport. Christchurch, New Zealand, 2023-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — China Airlines has scheduled eight dedicated B777F freight aircraft between Taipei and Christchurch during January to take the prized exports into Asian markets. The services will transport 800,000 kilograms… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport joins the Sunflower Lanyard scheme to support people with Hidden Disabilities

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2022-Oct-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports can be busy and confusing places, but for people with Hidden Disabilities they can be simply overwhelming. For this reason, Christchurch Airport has today joined the Sunflower Lanyard scheme, a programme for people who would like a little more assistance without having to ask for… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport announces departure of Chief Executive Malcolm Johns

Christchurch Airport Chief Executive Malcolm Johns is to leave the airport after nine years, to take up a Chief Executive role based in Auckland and will leave the airport team in 2023. Christchurch, New Zealand, 2022-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Board Chair Catherine Drayton says “The Board and executive have worked closely to build… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport to host Job Fair on Saturday August 27

If you fancy working at the airport, your best chance to do so is a few days away. Christchurch, New Zealand, 2022-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Like a number of airports across the world, Christchurch Airport is hosting a Job Fair, to help more than 20 employers on campus fill hundreds of vacancies. With… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport to open new, purpose-built childcare facility ‘Little Jets’ in 2022

Great news for mums and dads, a brand new, purpose-built childcare facility is coming to the airport campus next year. Called ‘Little Jets’, the facility is the creation of experienced early childhood education (ECE) developer, Hamish Ireland. Christchurch, New Zealand, 2021-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — They say it takes a village to raise a… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport announces more Southern Lights by Flight

If you’re wishing you’d been on the recent ‘Southern Lights by Flight’ from Christchurch, we have good news – more flights have been released! Christchurch, New Zealand, 2021-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — After the sell-out success of previous flights, the waitlist of hopeful would-be astronomers has been cleared and there are spaces on just-announced… Read the full press release

Christchurch airport adds new UV light kits at screening points

Next time you put your items in the checkpoint security trays before boarding a flight, you’ll get them back disinfected… by rays of light. Christchurch, New Zealand, 2021-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Aviation Security has installed a new system at security screening points in the terminal which uses UV Light to automatically disinfect items… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport introduces its humanoid robots named Pepper and NAO

If you’ve walked through our airport terminal lately, you may have met our robots. Christchurch, New Zealand, 2021-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — We have two sets of twins – one set both named Pepper and the other both named NAO. They are members of our team of humanoid robots and live in our Digital… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport supports South Island’s peak export season

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2020-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — New Zealand lamb will be served on British Christmas dinner tables, and in other parts of the world our live crayfish, fruit, produce and halal meat will be among tasty delicacies. Through the Government’s International Air Freight Capacity (IAFC) scheme, funding has been provided to airlines… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport welcomes new Korean Air service

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2019-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Korean Air will operate ten return services from December 27 between Incheon Airport, ranked the Best Airport Worldwide for 11 consecutive years, and Christchurch Airport, ranked Australasia’s Best Regional Airport. Christchurch Airport Chief Aeronautical and Commercial Officer, Justin Watson, says the service is a response to increasing… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport trials humanoid robots

Humanoid robots are in the spotlight in Christchurch. Christchurch, New Zealand, 2019-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Christchurch Airport has added robot Pepper to its study of disruptive technologies, alongside the Autonomous Smart Shuttle and Virtual Reality training for its fire service. Airport Chief Executive Malcolm Johns says three Pepper robots have been under wraps at… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport to introduce new larger Duty Free offering with Lagardere Travel Retail

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2018-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Doubling the size of the international retail space at Christchurch Airport is one of the many changes coming as a result of the appointment of a new world leading concessionaire. The airport has just signed a new eight-year concession with Lagardere Travel Retail, which, along with the… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport introduces the world’s first online marketing portal for Alipay merchants

Christchurch Airport is introducing the world’s first online marketing portal for Alipay merchants. Christchurch, New Zealand, 2018-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The airport’s ‘South’ programme is leading the New Zealand rollout of Alipay, a Chinese smartphone app and payment system that has more than 800-million users. Alipay is rapidly becoming the most popular way for… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport launches South Island Travel Store on Chinese travel service platform Fliggy

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2018-Sep-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Christchurch Airport has today (31 August 2018) announced the launch of a South Island Travel Store on Fliggy, a leading Chinese travel service platform and part of the Alibaba digital ecosystem, in a move designed to promote regional tourism and economic development. Chinese travellers can plan and… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport and ATEED partner to help New Zealand businesses tap into Chinese e-commerce platform Alibaba

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2018-May-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Christchurch Airport and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) have signed a memorandum of understanding which will help New Zealand businesses tap into Chinese e-commerce platform Alibaba. The MOU will see the parties work together to help small to medium sized Kiwi businesses from both regions… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport: Singapore Airlines to start flying the latest Airbus 350 to and from Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2018-May-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Christchurch Airport welcomes today’s announcement that Singapore Airlines will start flying the latest Airbus 350 to and from Christchurch next January. The airline has been a partner here for more than 30 years and has been flying a 777 since 2002, but the upgrade to an A350… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport recognized with Skytrax award for Best Regional Airport for Australia/Pacific

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2018-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Christchurch Airport has just been named one of the world’s best at the World Airport Awards in Stockholm. The awards are voted by air travellers, this year based on 13.82 million airport survey questionnaires completed by 105 different nationalities of airline customers in 550 airports. Airport Chief… Read the full press release

New Zealand designed and built autonomous vehicle ohmio LIFT™ in a new phase of the trials at Christchurch Airport

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, 2018-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — New Zealand’s first on-road testing of fully autonomous vehicles will change up a gear later this year with the inclusion of the first locally designed and built vehicle. The ohmio LIFT™ will hit the road in a new phase of the trials on private roads at Christchurch… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport welcomes testing of world’s first self-piloted and electric air taxi

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, 2018-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — South Island testing of autonomous air travel is being welcomed by Christchurch Airport. California-based company Kitty Hawk, operating as Zephyr Airworks in New Zealand, has revealed it’s testing the world’s first self-piloted and electric air taxi. The airport company has been in discussions with the American company… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport named Efficiency Champion at the NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, 2017-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Christchurch Airport has taken out the Efficiency Champion category of the Sustainable Business Network Awards after dramatically reducing its energy use and focusing on using cleaner energy sources. The NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards have been running for 15 years and are the pre-eminent and longest-standing sustainability… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport initiative to assist businesses to become Alipay merchants gains popularity across the South Island

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2017-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Alipay, the world’s leading mobile and online payment platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group, is quickly expanding across the South Island as a Christchurch Airport project gains altitude. The project sees the airport’s ‘South’ initiative assist businesses to become Alipay merchants so they can connect with… Read the full press release

Christchurch Airport to commence trial flight paths to make way for modern flight navigation systems

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, 2017-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — A trial to bring a global aviation navigation upgrade programme to the South Island has been announced in Christchurch today by Airways New Zealand, Board of Airline Representatives New Zealand (BARNZ), Christchurch Airport and New Southern Sky. The 12-month arrivals-only flight paths trial will commence later this… Read the full press release

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