A new domestic service between Christchurch and Kapiti Coast
will begin in November.
Air New Zealand subsidiary Air Nelson will offer the new daily
direct service between Christchurch and Paraparaumu and is planning
a special fare to celebrate.
Christchurch Airport Chief Executive Jim Boult says the new
service is great news for travellers.
"This new service is a positive sign for the recovery of
Christchurch and Canterbury and offers a connection we know people
have been asking for," says Mr Boult. "We congratulate Air
New Zealand on this initiative, which will be well received by
travellers in both directions.
"We know Kapiti Coast travellers are keen to use Christchurch as
a hub to connect to services to Queenstown, Dunedin and
Invercargill domestically as well as our international direct
services. Cantabrians will use the new service to access Kapiti
Coast and beyond."
The new daily service will be Christchurch Airport's
16th direct destination. The airports and airline have
been planning the new service for the past six months and see it as
another way to support the rebuild of Canterbury and allow
travellers in either direction to more easily get where they want
"We have seen strong demand for domestic services into
Christchurch over recent months," says Mr Boult. "We are sure
travellers from this resilient region will welcome this new air
service to reach metropolitan Wellington and further north."