Media Releases

Here you'll find all of our latest media releases.

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  • Soak up more sun - Christchurch to Rarotonga direct

    Just back from holiday but want more relaxation in the sun? South Islanders can extend their sunshine hours with direct flights between Christchurch and Rarotonga next winter.

    9 January 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.

    21 December 2017
  • 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.

    4 December 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.

    1 December 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.

    29 November 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.

    6 November 2017
  • Christchurch Airport 2040 revealed

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

    25 October 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.

    5 September 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.

    30 August 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.

    18 August 2017