Air Travel

Direct flights arrive into Christchurch from the major New Zealand cities, the larger Australian cities, Singapore, China, and the Pacific Islands. There are no direct flights from North America. Air New Zealand connects Christchurch to most New Zealand centers. Jetstar has flights to all New Zealand's main centers, and several regional centers. For access to the Chatham Islands there’s Air Chathams. Air New Zealand, Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, and Emirates fly direct from Australia. Charter helicopters connect to high country and remote lodges.


Air Chathams. 03/305–0209;

Air New Zealand. 0800/737–000;

Jetstar. 0800/80–0995;

Virgin Australia. 0800/67–0000;

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