Christchurch Airport has just been named one of the world's best
at the World Airport Awards in Stockholm.
The awards are voted by air travellers, this year based on 13.82
survey questionnaires completed by 105 different nationalities of
airline customers in 550 airports.
Airport Chief Executive Malcolm Johns says the Skytrax award for
Best Regional Airport
for Australia/Pacific reflects hard work by a dedicated team of
people across the airport, the city, the region and the South
"This is major recognition for years of hard work by our staff,
who are a bunch of awesome people doing some seriously cool stuff.
Working together can deliver great things and this is positive
proof of that" he says.
"The Skytrax awards are the most prestigious accolades for the
world airport industry because they are voted by air travellers, so
this award recognises the service our teams offer people from the
moment they leave their home to travel.
"The award reflects records set recently - our record year for
the third in a row, all-time record busiest month in December,
highest number of international visitors in a month in
January - which are all part of our overall passenger numbers
destined for the South Island growing through the work we do with
so many people across the island. The support we get from the
South Island regions, Mayors, regional tourism organisations and
operators underlines our sincere belief that the South Island is
the best place in the world in which to live, work and play."