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 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

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 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 International Airport: One of New Zealand’s leading tourism operators Real Journeys to become new owner and operator of International Antarctic Centre

Christchurch, New Zealand, 2015-10-19 — /Travel PR News/ — One of New Zealand’s leading tourism operators is about to add Christchurch’s  International Antarctic Centre to its portfolio of successful tourism businesses. On the 30th October 2015, Real Journeys will become the new owner and operator of the attraction, investing in Christchurch’s tourism growth and the… 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 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 Community Fund gives six charities $2000 each

Small change has added up to make a big difference to six charities. Christchurch, New Zealand, 2014-03-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Christchurch Airport today gave six charities $2000 each from the Christchurch Airport Community Fund, collected from donation boxes through the terminal building and a donation from the airport company. Chief Executive Malcolm Johns presented the… Read the full press release