Christchurch International Airport Ltd (CIAL) welcomes Singapore
Airlines' announcement that the airline is to increase its schedule
from five services per week to seven for the New Zealand winter
(Northern Summer) schedule, commencing 30 March 2011.
The additional flights mean that Christchurch will be served
daily on a year-round basis, increasing the number of seats for
tourists and giving South Island travellers better flight options,
as well as providing more cargo capacity and frequency for
James Lim, General Manager New Zealand for Singapore Airlines,
says that an increase in passenger demand means that the airline is
now able to permanently increase its presence in
Christchurch. "Singapore Airlines is excited to be offering
the South Island daily flights in response to increased demand. The
introduction of daily flights is testament to the popularity of the
route and Singapore Airlines' commitment to providing greater
flexibility, convenience and choice when travelling between
Christchurch and Singapore. We are particularly pleased to be
giving tourists all year round direct access to the beautiful South
Island on a daily basis."
Jim Boult, CIAL's Chief Executive, welcomed the
announcement. "This is fantastic news not only for the
additional 30,000 passengers who will be able to travel in and out
of Christchurch over the six month winter period, but also as it
confirms a regular daily service throughout the year."