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A lot of excited families and friends are about to be reunited after the trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ opens at 11.59pm April 18.
News today of a possible re-start to trans-Tasman travel is good news for Christchurch Airport, which has been safe and ready for such a ‘bubble’ since last October.
The daily rhythm of our airport has changed because of the pandemic, but there’s still lots going on here.
The first storage facility of its kind, the Boxman Automated Storage System (BASS) has just opened its roller doors for business at Christchurch Airport’s Dakota Park.
Christchurch Airport is citing lessons learnt from the quakes, extensive changes it made to its business across 2015-2019 and its preparation for events like a pandemic, for its ability to pivot to a domestic operating model that can essentially break even while the pandemic’s impact on the borders evolves.
We might not be flying overseas for Christmas, but high value South Island produce will be.
Christchurch Airport has become one of the first three in the world to be recognized for demonstrating best practice in carbon reduction.
New Zealand’s first electric plane has been launched today by Christchurch start-up ElectricAir.
Christchurch Airport is exploring the long-term potential of building a world-class sustainable airport on 750 hectares of land near Tarras.
Christchurch Airport is about to begin discussions on the potential of building a world-class sustainable airport on 750 hectares of land near Tarras in Central Otago.
Christchurch Airport is applauding the return of Jetstar’s domestic services, now Alert Level 1 has been announced.
Korean Air will operate ten return services from December 27 between Incheon Airport, ranked the Best Airport Worldwide for 11 consecutive years, and Christchurch Airport, ranked Australasia's Best Regional Airport.
Christchurch Airport just announced direct flights between Christchurch and Los Angeles will turbocharge tourism value to New Zealand.
Christchurch International Airport Limited (CIAL) has recorded another record year in FY19.
Christchurch Airport has notched up another month of strong growth in international arrivals in May, taking its annual visitor arrival growth between July and May to 8.5 per cent, compared to the national total of -5.8 per cent for the same time period.
Christchurch’s autonomous vehicle trial is changing up a gear with today’s introduction of New Zealand’s first Smart Shuttle.
Christchurch Airport, as a member of the Climate Leaders’ Coalition, supports the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill announced today.
A group of airport firefighters is firing up for emergency situations without any aircraft or firefighting gear!
Good news for South Island travellers… strong demand has led to Cathay Pacific confirming a third summer season between Christchurch and Hong Kong - plus increasing to four flights per week during December-January-February.
"Robotic retailers", "travelling by virtual reality" and "pilotless planes" are just some of the ideas University of Canterbury students had for how digital disruption and emerging technologies will impact the future of travel.
Six more South Island tourism organisations are about to get a valuable hand up to attract and do business with Chinese visitors.
Christchurch Airport is reporting an increased interim result for the six months of July to December 2018, off the back of international passenger growth and strong cost control.