International Airport

Christchurch International Airport is the South Island’s main airport and this year was placed third for ‘Best Airport’ at the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Service Quality Awards in Dubai. Whilst it is an important domestic hub, Christchurch International Airport is also the world’s gateway to Canterbury and the rest of the stunning South Island of New Zealand.

Located just 15 minutes from the Christchurch CBD, the airport has regular international services from Air New Zealand, Qantas Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Blue, Freedom Air, Korean Air, and Emirates.

Air New Zealand, Qantas, and Origin Pacific also operate domestic services from Christchurch International Airport.

In addition to duty-free shopping, there are also a number of specialty stores for your shopping pleasure, as well as a pharmacy, banking facilities and post shop. A selection of cafes is also available.

Christchurch International Airport provides complimentary car parking for the first 20 minutes, and charges apply after that. A number of transport operators run regular shuttle services to and from the airport.

Travelers intending to visit New Zealand should visit the New Zealand Customs website as New Zealand has very strict import restrictions, particularly for agricultural items and recreational drugs.

Click here for real-time arrivals and departures courtesy of Christchurch International Airport.