CIAL's Chief Executive, Malcolm Johns
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.
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
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
Our strategic plan identifies that in 2025, aspirational success
- 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
From left: Chris
Paulsen, Andre Lovatt, Laura Palomino de Forbes, Catherin Drayton
(Chair), Justin Murray, Kate Morrison.