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Flights from Christchurch

Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island part of New Zealand and it is located in Canterbury. The Christchurch International Airport is the main airport serving Christchurch. The airport was initially opened on May 18, 1940 that later became New Zealand's first international airport on December 16, 1950. Today, the airport is the second busiest airport in New Zealand by annual passengers and aircraft movements. Its continuous increase of passengers and customers, paved the way for the airport's recent expansion in 2011. The construction of a new domestic terminal was valued at $237 million with apron works and demolitions completed in early 2013.

Where to go from Christchurch

There are several domestic destinations you can visit in New Zealand through flying from the Christchurch International Airport. These domestic destinations include:

Auckland – Auckland is the largest and most populous area in New Zealand. It is home for many cultures including European, Maori, and Asian communities. Auckland is a place where you will discover numerous large parks that will also give you spectacular views of the Hauraki Gulf and Rangitoto Island. They also hold many festivities that promote the city's rich art and culture. They have the New Zealand International Festival and the Auckland Festival.

Wellington – Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, is the second most populous city of the country. Wellington is known for its several, unique architectural buildings. Here you can find streamlined art deco structures such as the old Wellington Free Ambulance headquarters. You will also discover 19th century wooden cottages namely, Italianate Katherine Mansfield Birthplace in Thorndon. Wellington also has plenty of museum and cultural institutions you can visit while you're there. You can go to Te Papa or the Museum of New Zealand, the National Library of New Zealand, and the Wellington City Art Gallery.

Hamilton – Hamilton is considered to be the most populous city of the Waikato Region, which is located in the North Island part of New Zealand. It is also considered to be the third fastest growing urban area in New Zealand. If you are a music lover, Hamilton hosts numerous, large-scale musical festivals including Soundscape music festival, which is also New Zealand's largest street parties. Hamilton also hosts the Parachute musical festival and the Opus Chamber Orchestra. Hamilton also has famous tourist attraction you can drop by in. You can visit the Hamilton Gardens or the Base, which is the country’s second largest shopping centre.

Christchurch International Airport in Christchurch is an ideal origin for short haul flights in New Zealand. The airport offers flights to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, and Singapore.

Long-haul destinations from Christchurch are also accessible when you fly from Christchurch International Airport. There are International flights going to Dubai. It is made possible through carriers flying from Christchurch International Airport including Virgin Australia, Emirates, and Qantas.

How to get out of Christchurch

Flying out from the Christchurch International Airport is made possible with the numerous airlines operating in the airport. Airlines that fly out of the Christchurch International Airport include Air Cathams, Air New Zealand, Emirates, Fiji Airways, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, and Virgin Australia.




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