Are you looking for a gift for your favourite 'plane spotter' or
local history buff?
We may have the answer...
We have just released a new hard-cover book about Christchurch
Airport. In fact, it's an update of the 2006 edition of the
definitive history of the airport. This new edition has two more
chapters and 50 more pages, many of them colour photos and
continues the story up to December 2013.
The additional chapters detail the development of the new
award-winning integrated terminal and coverage of some of the
recent events Christchurch and its airport have faced. Author Tony
Phillips says the book is the story of Christchurch Airport. "The
facility grew from humble beginnings and the book traces its
development from the 1930s, when Christchurch City Council decided
the city required a dedicated municipal aerodrome," he says.
"The book highlights the efforts of a number of very capable
people who showed great foresight, where through several decades
successive decisions have been made with the long-term development
of the region and the South Island in mind."
The book is available exclusively at 'New Zealand The Gift' on the
ground floor of the terminal, at a cost of $60.