Airline and travel trade requests for more accommodation at
Christchurch Airport are behind a multi-million dollar investment
near the terminal.
By December 2017, the airport will offer 264,000 rooms a year on
the airport campus - a 200% increase.
The airport is supporting the city by offering new tourism
infrastructure and accommodation to encourage growing numbers of
visitors to stay longer.
Our accommodation will soon have something to suit all
travellers and budgets.
Sudima Christchurch Airport now offers 242 hotel rooms as a result
of its recent redevelopment.
This October, a $10m investment will see the world-first JUCY
Snooze hostel open 280 rooms.
At the end of next year we will open Novotel Christchurch Airport,
an $80m investment in a 4.5 star hotel offering 200 rooms at the
end of the international arrivals area.
The investment in accommodation is a direct response to airline
and passenger inquiries for short-term airport accommodation.
Many of our new Asian flights arrive in the evening, bringing
visitors who have been flying for 12 hours or more. They want to
rest before beginning their exploration of the South Island and
expect to be able to do that near the airport.
Corporate and leisure travellers arrive here on trans-Tasman
flights late at night, some around midnight, or leave early in the
morning. In both cases, they expect to be able to stay overnight on
the airport campus, within walking distance of the terminal. From
the end of next year, many more will be able to do that.