Christchurch International (CHC) Airport

Christchurch International CHC Airport Overview

Christchurch International Airport CHC is New Zealand's second-largest airport and has recently received from Skytrax a number 2 ranking  for Staff Excellence and number 3 for Best Regional Airport within the Australia/Pacific reagion. It  is also gateway to the Antarctic and to New Zealand's spectacularly beautiful South Island.  Its exceptional passenger care has not gone unnoticed - evidenced by the ever encreasing passengers, particularly those from China.

Tourists will find that South Islands has everything to offer for either the adventurous or the quiet nature seekers, offering Jet boating in the Canterbury and Otago rivers, white water rafting, bungy jumping, back-country safary on a 4WD, mountain and coastal biking, helicopter-skiing or cave exploring, as well as hiking, biking, skiing, golfing, swimming - you name it - it has it! (The Tavel & Information Center can be reached at +64 (3) 353-7774.)

CHC Airport is located in the suburb of Harewood, 12 km northwest of the city center of Christchurch, accessible via Highway 1 and situated on the east coast, at Pegasus Bay.

With an estimated yearly passenger count of 5.5M, and with two runways, Christchurch International is hub to Pacific Blue airline and is served by a number of domestic and international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.

Christchurch International Airport has a new integrated passenger terminal.

Present and future Airport developments:  Constructon of a retail precinct called 'Spitfire Square' in ongoing at the former (& now demolished Maui Campervans). It is to house a supermarket, bank, cafe, restaurant, pharmacy, bookshop & florist. - opening is scheduled  for mid-2015.




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