Getting Here

Direct connections to multiple destinations

Just 20 minutes from the centre of the city, Christchurch International Airport is New Zealand’s second largest visitor gateway. The airport hosts 10 partner airlines offering direct connections to 22 destinations across the Asia Pacific region, including new direct routes to China and the United States of America. 

In 2019, almost seven million passengers travelled in and out of the airport on 73,000 flights.

As the key visitor hub for the South Island, Christchurch International Airport also offers direct flights to all major New Zealand cities, including Auckland, Wellington, Queenstown and Dunedin, as well as regional flights around the country.

A long-term partner of the Antarctic Programme, Antarctic air logistic operations for the US, Italy, South Korea and New Zealand are staged through Christchurch Airport to McMurdo Sound, with around 100 direct flights per year.