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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.
Christchurch Airport is introducing the world’s first online marketing portal for Alipay merchants.
Doubling the size of the international retail space at Christchurch Airport is one of the many changes coming as a result of the appointment of a new world leading concessionaire.
Christchurch Airport has today announced the launch of a South Island Travel Store on Fliggy, a leading Chinese travel service platform and part of the Alibaba digital ecosystem, in a move designed to promote regional tourism and economic development.
Christchurch Airport reports a financial year 2018 (ending 30 June 2018) which saw passenger numbers reach a record 6.87 million (up from 6.57m).
Christchurch Airport’s position as the South Island’s gateway has gone from strength to strength following a bumper year for visitor arrivals.
The very successful China Southern Airlines direct service between Guangzhou and Christchurch is about to record another first.
Christchurch Airport is the first business in the South Island to sign up to a global initiative, EV100, committing to transitioning its vehicle fleet to 100% electric.
Christchurch Airport welcomes today’s announcement that Singapore Airlines will start flying the latest Airbus 350 to and from Christchurch next January.