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South Islanders wanting sun next winter can book direct flights from Christchurch to Rarotonga right now for next winter.
A significant vote of confidence in the South Island has come today with news China Southern Airlines will increase its direct services to Christchurch over the important summer season.
The arrival of the first scheduled A380 into the South Island will contribute to a record summer of visitors through Christchurch Airport.
The day Christchurch plane-spotters have been waiting for is nearly here. Monday October 31 will see the 1.45pm arrival of the first scheduled A380 aircraft at Christchurch Airport, ahead of an on-going daily service.
Christchurch will host New Zealand's first trial of a fully autonomous electric vehicle next year.
It will be even easier to fly between Christchurch and Fiji from early January, when Fiji Airways adds a third permanent service.
Christchurch Airport is welcoming today’s announcement Emirates will soon fly the world’s largest passenger aircraft into Christchurch every day from October 31.
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 in dividends for shareholders.
Qantas will increase capacity from Christchurch to Australia to support growing trans- Tasman demand and to better link New Zealand to the Qantas Group’s broader global network.
Demand from Korean travellers wanting to tour the South Island has led to a new charter service for the coming summer.
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