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Quake-hit Christchurch to serve as gateway, not destination

24-Mar-2011 3:31 PM

Air New Zealand CFO Robert McDonald announced New Zealand’s Christchurch Airport is to serve as a gateway rather than a destination for tourists as the tourism infrastructure is assessed after the recent earthquake damage (, 24-Mar-2011). Mr McDonald stated the carrier has changed the schedule of its trans-Tasman services in and out of Christchurch so more tourists could arrive and leave during the day.