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There’s so much we’d love to share with you about our airport. On this page you can check out our latest news or browse our media releases.

We’re happy to interact with media and help you to tell stories about our airport, city and island. There’s always someone available to take media inquiries, through our Media Line +64 3 353 7777.


Extra cargo flights a boost for Kiwi delicacies
5 Jan 2023

Extra cargo flights a boost for Kiwi delicacies

High-value export markets are looking forward to famous South Island delicacies about to arrive from Christchurch Airport.

New Chief Executive named for Christchurch Airport
19 Dec 2022

New Chief Executive named for Christchurch Airport

The Board of Christchurch International Airport Limited has spent the past few months undertaking an extensive search for its new Chief Executive, assisted by Kerridge & Partners, and has made an appointment.

Powering towards sustainable aviation
15 Dec 2022

Powering towards sustainable aviation

Our renewable energy precinct, Kōwhai Park is getting closer – as are low and no carbon aircraft.

Christchurch Airport Christmas tree
13 Dec 2022

A million festive season passengers for Christchurch Airport

A million passengers are expected through Christchurch Airport this month and next in what will be its busiest summer in two years.

Christchurch Airport introduces sunflower lanyards
26 Oct 2022

Christchurch Airport introduces sunflower lanyards

Airports can be busy and confusing places, but for people with Hidden Disabilities they can be simply overwhelming. For this reason, Christchurch Airport has today joined the Sunflower Lanyard scheme, a programme for people who would like a little more assistance without having to ask for it.

Christchurch and Hamburg airports join forces on green hydrogen
18 Oct 2022

Christchurch and Hamburg airports join forces on green hydrogen

Christchurch and Hamburg Airports are on opposite sides of the world, but definitely on the same page for decarbonisation.

Kiwi insight to help Swedish electric airplane take off
16 Sep 2022

Kiwi insight to help Swedish electric airplane take off

Swedish electric airplane maker Heart Aerospace has named four New Zealand companies on a new Industry Advisory Board to help fast-track the release of its first electric airplane, the ES-30.

Christchurch Airport Chief Executive change
12 Sep 2022

Christchurch Airport Chief Executive change

Christchurch Airport Chief Executive Malcolm Johns is to leave the airport after nine years, to take up a Chief Executive role based in Auckland and will leave the airport team in 2023.

Rifling through rubbish
5 Sep 2022

Rifling through rubbish

We’re rolling up our sleeves to find new ways to re-use our rubbish.

Putting people into jobs
30 Aug 2022

Putting people into jobs

Jobseekers turned out in big numbers for the Christchurch Airport Job Fair and many have been signed up for jobs on the campus.

Hundreds of jobs available at Christchurch Airport job fair
5 Aug 2022

Hundreds of jobs available at Christchurch Airport job fair

If you fancy working at the airport, your best chance to do so is a few days away.

SOFIA plans to fly over Christchurch again in the next few days
5 Aug 2022

SOFIA plans to fly over Christchurch again in the next few days

NASA’s flying telescope known as SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) is hoping to make a flyover of Christchurch to thank the city for its support of the deployments.

Adobe Stock Image, Adelaide, Press Release, website
13 Jul 2022

Sister cities Christchurch and Adelaide just got closer

Christchurch and Adelaide Airports are this week celebrating their cities’ 50-year relationship by signing up to a memorandum of understanding with a view to securing a direct air service between the two cities.

Christchurch passenger numbers rising ahead of busy holiday period
4 Jul 2022

Christchurch passenger numbers rising ahead of busy holiday period

From today, planes and passenger numbers at Christchurch Airport will ramp up to what will be a busy school holiday period for travellers.

Climate Positive: beyond carbon zero
13 Jun 2022

Climate Positive: beyond carbon zero

Christchurch Airport’s reached a new milestone – we’re officially climate positive (that’s even better than carbon neutral).

Escape the winter blues
9 Jun 2022

Escape the winter blues

With the cold drawing in, it’s time to dream of sunny islands and warm escapes.

Olympic Gold medalist launches New Zealand’s Powder Highway to Aussie ski - bunnies
30 May 2022

Olympic Gold medalist launches New Zealand’s Powder Highway to Aussie ski - bunnies

New Zealand’s youngest ever Olympic medalist has teamed up with Christchurch Airport and the South Island’s regional tourism organisations to launch New Zealand’s Powder Highway.

Another world class sustainability achievement for Christchurch Airport
20 Apr 2022

Another world class sustainability achievement for Christchurch Airport

Christchurch Airport’s ongoing sustainability achievements have recorded a new milestone – the airport has achieved being beyond carbon neutral, to become climate positive.

The world is coming back
16 Mar 2022

The world is coming back

Get ready for international travellers again.

Dogs
14 Mar 2022

Tails are wagging

Our campus is pleased to welcome Everything Dog, a daycare, groomer and food offering focused on the wellbeing of every dog.

Christchurch Airport interim result 2022
1 Mar 2022

Christchurch Airport interim result 2022

Christchurch Airport maintains a strong balance sheet as the three-month Auckland lockdown impacts half year net surplus after tax.

Christchurch Airport establishes its first sustainability linked loan (SLL) facility
21 Dec 2021

Christchurch Airport establishes its first sustainability linked loan (SLL) facility

The airport has successfully completed the re-financing of an existing debt facility with Westpac.

Christchurch Airport calls for patience ahead of Christmas travel
14 Dec 2021

Christchurch Airport calls for patience ahead of Christmas travel

Christchurch Airport is about to notch up one of its busiest days on record.

Net Zero 2050 - Christchurch Airport announces renewable energy park
1 Dec 2021

Net Zero 2050 - Christchurch Airport announces renewable energy park

Christchurch Airport is committing 400 hectares of its Harewood campus to Kōwhai Park – a new platform for generating renewable energy at scale to enable businesses to transition away from fossil fuels.