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2017


Alipay arrives in North Island
21 Dec 2018

Alipay arrives in North Island

A new Christchurch Airport project helping New Zealand businesses sign up to Alipay, the world's largest online payment system, has its first North Island merchant.

More cargo planes herald the key export season for South Island
4 Dec 2018

More cargo planes herald the key export season for South Island

Eagle-eyed planespotters are noticing increasing visits by cargo planes to Christchurch Airport at the moment.

Christchurch Airport wins coveted award for energy efficiency
1 Dec 2017

Christchurch Airport wins coveted award for energy efficiency

Christchurch Airport has taken out the Efficiency Champion category of the Sustainable Business Network Awards after dramatically reducing its energy use and focusing on using cleaner energy sources.

Alipay takes off in the South Island
29 Nov 2017

Alipay takes off in the South Island

Alipay, the world's leading mobile and online payment platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group, is quickly expanding across the South Island as a Christchurch Airport project gains altitude.

Global aviation upgrade trial comes to Christchurch
6 Nov 2017

Global aviation upgrade trial comes to Christchurch

A trial to bring a global aviation navigation upgrade programme to the South Island has been announced in Christchurch today by Airways New Zealand, Board of Airline Representatives New Zealand (BARNZ), Christchurch Airport and New Southern Sky.

Christchurch Airport 2040 revealed
25 Oct 2017

Christchurch Airport 2040 revealed

Christchurch Airport has an eye on the future and has today revealed its vision for the airport in 2040.

Profit lifts 50% at Christchurch Airport
5 Sep 2017

Profit lifts 50% at Christchurch Airport

Christchurch Airport (CIAL) has today announced increased net profit, revenue, and total declared dividends as a result of record passenger numbers and strong property growth.

Daily flights to China a big boost for the South Island
30 Aug 2017

Daily flights to China a big boost for the South Island

The partnership between Christchurch Airport and China Southern Airlines is going from strength to strength and helping boost tourism and trade for the South Island.

New opportunities and new horizons for tourism operators
18 Aug 2017

New opportunities and new horizons for tourism operators

Four more South Island tourism companies have today been named as recipients of the 'New Horizons Fund' support programme to help them make the most of opportunities from the rapidly growing China market.

Cathay Pacific to fly Hong Kong - Christchurch direct from December
7 Mar 2017

Cathay Pacific to fly Hong Kong - Christchurch direct from December

Cathay Pacific has announced it will introduce a new seasonal service between Hong Kong and Christchurch from December 2017, directly linking the two cities by air for the first time.

International passenger growth drives 13% rise in dividends
15 Feb 2017

International passenger growth drives 13% rise in dividends

Christchurch Airport is reporting an increased profit for the six months to 31 December as a result of strong international passenger growth.

New Zealand's first Smart Shuttle unveiled in Christchurch
26 Jan 2017

New Zealand's first Smart Shuttle unveiled in Christchurch

The future arrived at Christchurch Airport this morning, with the introduction of the fully autonomous Smart Shuttle for New Zealand's first on-road research trial.