Corporate Information

CIAL's Chief Executive, Malcolm Johns

CIAL's Chief Executive, Malcolm Johns

Our Mission

At Christchurch Airport our mission is to be a champion airport, recognised at home and abroad as an engine room for the prosperity of Christchurch, the South Island and New Zealand.

To achieve this we are dedicated to three focuses - building a stronger business, enhancing customer journeys and being good Kaitiaki (Guardians of Safety, Security & Sustainability).

At the heart of a champion airport lies a champion team. At Christchurch Airport we pride ourself on our people and what each and every one of them contributes every day.

Our Purpose

We're passionate about championing the South Island and changing the lives of residents and visitors for the better, forever.

Airports have a strong multiplier effect on the economies they serve. Independent estimates indicate that every $1 Christchurch Airport earns, the wider South Island economy earns $50. We also know that adding one international airline seat into Christchurch generates an average of 7.5 commercial guest nights into the South Island.

Christchurch Airport makes a significant contribution to the social and economic wellbeing of Christchurch, Canterbury and the social and economic development of the South Island. Building a socially strong and prosperous South Island helps build a strong New Zealand.

Our Objectives

Our strategic plan identifies that in 2025, aspirational success will be:

  • 8.5 million passengers per year
  • $1 billion in new GDP (South Island and New Zealand)
  • 10,000 new jobs for the South Island and New Zealand
  • Sustainable six to seven per cent post tax return on equity

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