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Cheap Flights to Christchurch Airport

Christchurch is known for its natural environment setting and activities like punting on the Avon River. Christchurch International Airport (CHC) is a busy international airport located 12 km northwest of the city center. You can find the cheapest flights to Christchurch by using Skyscanner’s flight search feature. Simply enter the days you want to travel and you will see the cheapest flights available.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Christchurch

Summer in New Zealand runs from December to February and this is when the beaches and swimming are the best. Winter brings cooler temperatures and skiing in the mountains. Christchurch is a year-round destination, with outdoor activities available all year. It is cheapest to fly to New Zealand in May and June, and fares are usually at their lowest on Tuesdays. For lowest fares, book your ticket at least 5 months in advance. If you have flexibility in your travel dates, check out Skyscanner’s whole month search tool to find the cheapest time to fly to Christchurch. If you already know when you want to go, sign up for price alerts from Skyscanner to get notifications when the price of your chosen flight rises or falls. You can use this tool to monitor price fluctuations and get the lowest fares on your flight to Christchurch.

Airlines That Fly to Christchurch

As the airport for a major city, Christchurch airport sees a lot of traffic for New Zealand. Airlines with service here include Air New Zealand, Qantas, Emirates, and Singapore Airlines. Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, and Virgin Australia run seasonal routes. You can find all airlines that fly to Christchurch here.

What to Expect When Arriving at Christchurch Airport

Canadians arriving in New Zealand must present a passport valid for at least three months past the expected date of departure from the country. You must also have an onward ticket, and proof of sufficient funds for the duration of your stay. You can get to Christchurch from the airport by taking a public transit bus, airport shuttle, or hiring a taxi. You can rent a car in New Zealand if you hold an International Driving Permit and are over 21 years of age.

Airport Facilities

Christchurch International Airport has currency exchange services and ATMs available. There are shopping and dining options throughout the terminals, and a family entertainment center with arcade games and photo booths. The airport offers unlimited free wi-fi in most public areas of the airport. The prayer room is located by the domestic baggage collection point and provides a selection of holy books in several languages.

Things to See and Do in Christchurch

Many people visiting the Christchurch area do so to swim with the dolphins year-round. Tours in Akaroa swim with a breed of dolphin unique to New Zealand. Visit the Canterbury Museum to see the mummy, dinosaur bones, and learn about Maori history. Take a day trip from Christchurch and go white water rafting, or stay in town and take a hot air balloon ride. Christchurch’s Botanical Garden is particularly beautiful in the spring. Book your hotel with Skyscanner to get the best deals on hotels rooms in Christchurch.

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