You can now fly there from Christchurch Airport for $39.
South Island travellers are celebrating the announcement of Air
New Zealand extending its popular Night Rider service to
Christchurch from early November.
From 7 November, every seat on the 9.30pm flights between
Auckland and Christchurch in both directions (Thursday - Monday)
will be just $39.
Christchurch Airport CEO Jim Boult says the new service gives
Aucklanders and Cantabrians the chance to be at each other's
"The Night Rider fares add approximately another
13-and-a-half-thousand seats between Christchurch and Auckland," he
"The new service will start for the summer season and is sure to
be a hit. On top of new additional charter services, new
destinations added to our network and added capacity, this is a
very positive signal for Christchurch. It underlines the continued
resurgence of travel in and out of Christchurch Airport for both
domestic and international travel.
"In recent months, continued growth on some domestic sectors has
broken both weekly and monthly traffic volume records, as the
rebuild and accompanying economic stimulus gathers momentum."