Christchurch resident wins trip to Europe

Jade Reeves, Marketing Services Manager, Andy Lester, COO, with prize winner Margot Deveraux

Jade Reeves, Marketing Services Manager, Andy Lester, COO, with prize winner Margot Deveraux

Buying a cup of coffee in Christchurch Airport's Underground Coffee cafe won Christchurch resident Margot Deveraux a $10,000 trip to Europe. "I'm absolutely delighted," said Margot. "I lost my house in the February earthquake and have had to move four times since, so it's great to get a piece of good news." 

Twenty thousand people entered the competition, which was designed to promote the new first floor retail area in the airport's new terminal. The prize was a trip for two to Europe flying Emirates. Margot plans to head to Italy with her partner and go on a cruise around the Mediterranean, visiting coastal towns in Italy, Spain, Greece and Turkey.

Margot heads off in August and is grateful she came to the airport the day she entered the competition. "I think they've done a brilliant job of the new foodcourt and retail area - and I'm not just saying that because I won. That lucky cup of coffee was great, too!" said Margot. 

Stage One of Christchurch Airport's new terminal opened in May, and the 1st floor foodcourt and retail area has proved extremely popular with travellers. "We've heard numerous comments that we now have the best airport food in New Zealand," said Marketing Manager Jade Reeves.  A number of businesses have relocated to the area around the airport and many people now come to the airport for lunch. 

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