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There’s so much we’d love to share with you about our airport. On this page you can check out our latest news or browse our media releases.

We’re happy to interact with media and help you to tell stories about our airport, city and island. There’s always someone available to take media inquiries, through our Media Line +64 3 353 7777.


Net Zero 2050 - Christchurch Airport announces renewable energy park
1 Dec 2021

Net Zero 2050 - Christchurch Airport announces renewable energy park

Christchurch Airport is committing 400 hectares of its Harewood campus to Kōwhai Park – a new platform for generating renewable energy at scale to enable businesses to transition away from fossil fuels.

Getting South Island produce to distant dinner tables
30 Nov 2021

Getting South Island produce to distant dinner tables

Serving Christmas dinners worldwide.

Little Jets render
30 Nov 2021

Little Jets coming in to land

A purpose-built childcare facility is coming to our campus in 2022.

Encouraging step forward for Central Otago airport
27 Sep 2021

Encouraging step forward for Central Otago airport

Christchurch Airport Project Director Michael Singleton is pragmatic about a preliminary aeronautical assessment’s ‘tick’ for the company’s site for a new regional airport to serve Central Otago.

New assessment a step forward for Central Otago airport
24 Sep 2021

New assessment a step forward for Central Otago airport

Christchurch Airport has released a preliminary aeronautical assessment of its site in Tarras.

Special delivery
23 Sep 2021

Special delivery

Exciting developments are underway with one of our most valued customers. Driven by a surge in online shopping, NZ Post is expanding its airport campus footprint by 25% and adding another state-of-the-art sortation system that can process an astonishing 9,000 plus parcels per hour.

Our Race to Zero
16 Sep 2021

Our Race to Zero

Christchurch Airport has joined the United Nations ‘Race to Zero’ ahead of the Global Climate Conference ‘COP26’ to be held in Glasgow in November.

The safe pathway we built for international arrivals
16 Sep 2021

The safe pathway we built for international arrivals

Take a virtual walk through our new, fully secure pathway for passengers heading to managed isolation.

Christchurch Airport posts FY21 profit
26 Aug 2021

Christchurch Airport posts FY21 profit

Christchurch Airport has reported Net Profit After Tax (NPAT), including underlying operating profit and revaluations of investment property on its Christchurch Campus, of $38.7 million for FY21, off total income of $189.5 million. This compares to the prior year (FY20) NPAT of $46.7 million from total income of $179.3 million.

Clean and green
2 Jun 2021

Clean and green

Canterbury Linen Services has a new building at Dakota Park. Learn how they’ve achieved almost carbon neutral status thanks to some amazing environmental innovations.

Zapping microbes with UV light
2 Jun 2021

Zapping microbes with UV light

Next time you put your items in the checkpoint security trays before boarding a flight, you’ll get them back disinfected… by rays of light.

Meet our roving robots
2 Jun 2021

Meet our roving robots

If you’ve walked through our airport terminal lately, you may have met our robots.

Adventure of a light-time
2 Jun 2021

Adventure of a light-time

If you’re wishing you’d been on the recent ‘Southern Lights by Flight’ from Christchurch, we have good news – more flights have been released!

Criss-crossing the Tasman – without quarantine
7 Apr 2021

Criss-crossing the Tasman – without quarantine

A lot of excited families and friends are about to be reunited after the trans-Tasman ‘bubble’ opens at 11.59pm April 18.

Christchurch Airport ready and waiting for trans-Tasman travellers
18 Mar 2021

Christchurch Airport ready and waiting for trans-Tasman travellers

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.

Kiwis and NZ produce still flying
4 Mar 2021

Kiwis and NZ produce still flying

The daily rhythm of our airport has changed because of the pandemic, but there’s still lots going on here.

A storage revolution
4 Mar 2021

A storage revolution

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.

Pandemic not panic reflected in Christchurch Airport financial result
18 Feb 2021

Pandemic not panic reflected in Christchurch Airport financial result

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.

South Island produce flying to international dinner tables
2 Dec 2020

South Island produce flying to international dinner tables

We might not be flying overseas for Christmas, but high value South Island produce will be.

Christchurch Airport gains world first recognition
25 Nov 2020

Christchurch Airport gains world first recognition

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 aircraft launched at Christchurch Airport
30 Oct 2020

New Zealand’s first electric aircraft launched at Christchurch Airport

New Zealand’s first electric plane has been launched today by Christchurch start-up ElectricAir.

A new approach to aviation in the lower South Island
4 Aug 2020

A new approach to aviation in the lower South Island

Christchurch Airport is exploring the long-term potential of building a world-class sustainable airport on 750 hectares of land near Tarras.

Christchurch Airport unveils new long-term proposal for mid to lower South Island
22 Jul 2020

Christchurch Airport unveils new long-term proposal for mid to lower South Island

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.

Jetstar returns to Christchurch
8 Jun 2020

Jetstar returns to Christchurch

Christchurch Airport is applauding the return of Jetstar’s domestic services, now Alert Level 1 has been announced.