Address: 30 Durey Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
IATA Airport Code: CHC
ICAO airport code: NZCH
Alias: Christchurch International Airport
Christchurch Airport is located on the south island on the east coast. The airport located northwest of the city of Christchurch is the second largest airport in the country. You can easily get there from the center of the city by public transport (bus). The taxi and your own rental car are of course also options. Renting a car is immensely popular for exploring this fantastically beautiful island. There are many rental car companies available at Christchurch airport. Examples include Thrifty, Aerodrive, Hertz, Europcar, Avis, Enterprise, Budget and EZI. The airport has 1 terminal with a few floors. On the ground floor are the baggage reclaim areas and the check-in counters. This is where the Christchurch Departures start. After checking in via security to the gates. The gates are accessible at level 1. For domestic CHC departures you will be directed to the left side of the complex and for international departures to the right. This has everything to do with customs / security.
There are several runways, but not all for regular passenger traffic. The runway 02/20 of 10,800 feet is used for this. Due to the corona there are only a few international flights. Most current flights are domestic with Christchurch Airport departures to Invercargill, Rotorua, Wanaka, Palmerston North, Wellington, Hamilton, Auckland, Dunedin, Blenheim, Tauranga, Napier and Nelson. There were almost 7 million passengers at the airport last year. They arrived or departed with 100 thousand flights. Many domestic, many internationally to Australia, but there are destinations that are growing rapidly, such as China, Japan, Malaysia and Hong Kong.