Matthew Findlay is the new General Manager Aeronautical
Development for Christchurch International Airport Limited (CIAL).
Previously the Route Development Manager for Auckland Airport,
Matthew has held a number of roles at Auckland Airport over nearly
ten years. He also has experience as a management consultant for
airports in the United Kingdom.
"We are delighted to have someone of Matthew's experience and
abilities join the team at Christchurch Airport", said Jim Boult,
Chief Executive of CIAL. "We look forward to further
developing our routes business in the coming years under his
"Christchurch Airport faces a challenging time in the next year
to rebuild confidence in the travel market and continue to bring
travellers to Christchurch and the South Island," stated Jim Boult.
"International experience shows that it generally takes one to two
years after a major disaster to rebuild tourism markets to
previous levels. The fact that our airport is robust and undamaged
by the earthquakes will help speed up this process, but there is
still a major job ahead of us."