Christchurch International Airport
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- 4th Floor, Carpark Building
Christchurch Airport, Memorial Avenue
Christchurch, New Zealand
- New Zealand
- 515m x 143m
3287m x 45m
1741m x 45m
- Airlines currently operating to this airport with scheduled services
- Air Chathams
Air New Zealand
- Airlines currently operating to this airport via codeshare
- Air Canada
All Nippon Airways
China Eastern Airlines
Delta Air Lines
South African Airways
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Operated by Christchurch International Airport Ltd, Christchurch International Airport is the major gateway to Christchurch, New Zealand. Christchurch hosts domestic, regional and international passenger and cargo services for over 15 airlines.
Location of Christchurch International Airport, New Zealand
Ground Handlers servicing Christchurch International Airport
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Airways NZ was once held up as a model monopoly by its airline customers for its open approach to negotiate prices while ensuring an appropriate commercial return to its government shareholder.
But steep price increases implemented from 01-Jul-2013 for the next three years coming on top of an 18% increase over the previous four years has truly taken the shine off the IATA Golden Eagle Award bestowed in 2008 recognising Airways NZ’s outstanding performance in customer satisfaction, cost efficiency and continuous improvement. The corporation had not increased charges for the past 10 years.
Today the ANS provider which manages some 30 million square kilometres of airspace stands accused by its airline customers of profiteering. But Airways NZ says the price increase is necessary to fund NZD97 million (USD76 million) capital expenditure on essential infrastructure planned for the next three years, most of which had been approved by airlines. In addition the corporation had worked with airlines during the global financial crisis by suspending non-vital infrastructure investments to keep prices down.
The final piece of the Qantas-Emirates alliance has fallen into place with the New Zealand minister of transport Gerry Brownlee giving his belated approval for the two carriers to extend their union across the Tasman by authorising a master coordination agreement. This will to all intents and purposes turn the Tasman market between Australia and New Zealand into a duopoly between the Qantas-Emirates Group and Air New Zealand-Virgin Australia partnership.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) had already granted Qantas and Emirates conditional approval for the trans-Tasman leg when it gave the final green light for the pair’s broader global alliance in Mar-2013. Mr Brownlee, who under New Zealand law has the authority to rule on arrangements between two airlines where this involves price or capacity fixing of international air services, had originally been expected to make his decision by the end of Mar-2013.
AirAsia X continues concentration theme with Christchurch withdrawal as ultra-long-haul loses favour
AirAsia X is continuing to act on its concentration plan to build scale in key markets rather than spread itself out. The Kuala Lumpur-based low-cost long-haul carrier is withdrawing services to Christchurch and increasing capacity to Perth and Taipei. The withdrawal from Christchurch is despite high load factors, indicating – as with the carrier's withdrawals from London and Paris – the problem is of yield on ultra-long-haul sectors where an LCC's lower cost base has less advantage as fuel comprises a greater share of costs than on shorter sectors.
The withdrawal of four-weekly services to Christchurch, effective at the end of May-2012, will remove AirAsia X's longest flight, leaving all other services – primarily to Australia and North Asia – in a five-to-eight hour range. Previously the carrier's longest flights were to Paris and London, although operated with A340s instead of A330s to Christchurch, but AirAsia X announced in Jan-2012 that Paris and London would be suspended by the end of Mar-2012.
Japan Airlines; Mr John Borghetti of Virgin Australia; Changi Airport; IndiGo; SilkAir; Ibaraki Airport; SITA and Malaysia Airlines; Christchurch Airport and Sendai Airport take top honours
Japanese aviation is the big winner in this year’s CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence, reflecting the beginning of a new era in aviation in Japan and North Asia. Japan Airlines has been named CAPA Asia Pacific Airline of the Year 2011, while Ibaraki Airport near Tokyo was named Low Cost Airport of the Year and Sendai Airport received a Special Airport Leadership Award from CAPA in recognition of its community and industry leadership and teamwork in responding to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami disaster this year. Singapore aviation was also strongly represented, as Singapore Changi Airport and SilkAir were both major category winners.
Air New Zealand's order today for up to 12 ATR72-600 turboprop aircraft will require the airline to more heavily market regional New Zealand in overseas destinations, particularly in Australia.
Over the past eight years ANZ's regional network has grown at an average clip of 5.6% per annum -- even factoring in the global financial crisis. "Clearly this commitment for these additional aircraft is testament to our belief that we will continue to see growth at those levels going forward," ANZ chief executive Rob Fyfe says in Auckland.
Air New Zealand CEO Rob Fyfe stated the carrier “won’t make money” in the six months to 30-Jun-2011 although services will be full during the Rugby World Cup.
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