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Direct flights to Christchurch (CHC)

Christchurch International Airport - Airport code: CHC

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Non-stop flights to Christchurch (CHC)

Last updated on: 03-07-2021

Christchurch International Airport is the second largest airport in New Zealand. It is an international airport. In total there are 25 airports around the world that have direct flights to Christchurch, spread around 25 cities in 6 countries. Currently, there are 16 domestic flights to Christchurch.

Christchurch is mainly known for events.

This month, there are 2,634 flights arriving at Christchurch Airport, which are 88 flights per day or 4 flights per hour. On an average day, there is at least 1 flight arriving every 15 minutes.

The most frequently departed flights to Christchurch are routes from Wellington (WLG) in New Zealand and Auckland (AKL), also in New Zealand. These two routes together are operated 1147 times this month, and make up for 44% of all monthly arrivals at Christchurch International Airport.

The longest flight to Christchurch CHC is departing from Los Angeles (LAX). This non-stop flight takes around 12 hours and 50 minutes and covers a distance of 6,891 miles (11,090 km).

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List of all direct flights to Christchurch

Below you can find a list of all cities and countries that have direct flights to Christchurch, ordered by popularity.

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Currently, there are 12 airlines that fly to Christchurch. Most flights to Christchurch are operated by Air New Zealand, as they connect 19 airports to CHC. That’s around 5 times as much as Jetstar, the second biggest airline in terms of operated flight routes to Christchurch. Below you can find the list of airlines that operate all CHC flights:

Business class flights to Christchurch

There are 4 airports that have flights to Christchurch in Business Class. All airports that offer business class flights to CHC are listed below:

Intercontinental flights to Christchurch

There are intercontinental flights to Christchurch International Airport (CHC) from the United States, China, Eastern Asia and South-Eastern Asia, as of March 2021.

* Please note that there are no direct services from Europe, Canada, Southern America, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle-East, Southern Asia, Japan or Central Asia.

Non-stop flights from the US to Christchurch

American AirlinesAmerican Airlines is currently the only airline flying non-stop from the United States to Christchurch. They fly seasonal from Los Angeles (LAX).

Non-stop flights from China to Christchurch

China SouthernChina Southern is currently the only airline flying non-stop from China to Christchurch. They fly seasonal from Guangzhou (CAN).

Non-stop flights from East Asia to Christchurch

Cathay PacificCathay Pacific is currently the only airline flying non-stop from Eastern Asia to Christchurch. They fly seasonal from Hong Kong (HKG).

Non-stop flights from South-East Asia to Christchurch

Air New ZealandAir New Zealand (Star Alliance): seasonal flights from Singapore (SIN).

Singapore AirlinesSingapore Airlines (Star Alliance): year-round flights from Singapore (SIN).

International flights to Christchurch

Australia
Flights from Australia to Christchurch

There are 4 airports in Australia that have non-stop flights to Christchurch.

From Brisbane, direct flights are offered by Air New Zealand (Star Alliance), Qantas (Oneworld) and Virgin Australia.
From Gold Coast, you can fly non-stop with Air New Zealand (Star Alliance) or Jetstar. This route is not operational yet but will start in April.
From Melbourne, there are 4 airlines that have direct services to Christchurch, which are Air New Zealand (Star Alliance), Jetstar, Qantas (Oneworld) and Virgin Australia.
From Sydney, direct flights are offered by Air New Zealand (Star Alliance), Emirates and Qantas (Oneworld).

China
Flights from China to Christchurch

Guangzhou is the only city in China with direct flights to Christchurch. From Guangzhou, direct flights are offered by China Southern (SkyTeam). This is a seasonal route that starts in October and ends in February.

Fiji
Flights from Fiji to Christchurch

In Fiji, the only airport that has a direct connection to Christchurch is Nadi. From Nadi, you can fly non-stop with Air New Zealand (Star Alliance) or Fiji Airways. This route is not operational yet but will start in April.

Hong Kong
Flights from Hong Kong to Christchurch

There is 1 airport in Hong Kong that has a direct connection to Christchurch, which is Hong Kong. From Hong Kong, direct flights are offered by Cathay Pacific (Oneworld). This is a seasonal route that starts in November and ends in February.

Singapore
Flights from Singapore to Christchurch

In Singapore, the only airport that has a direct connection to Christchurch is Singapore. From Singapore, you can fly non-stop with Air New Zealand (Star Alliance) or Singapore Airlines (Star Alliance).

United States
Flights from United States to Christchurch

Los Angeles is the only city in United States with direct flights to Christchurch. From Los Angeles, direct flights are offered by American Airlines (Oneworld). This is a seasonal route that starts in November and ends in February.

Domestic flights to Christchurch

New Zealand
Flights from New Zealand to Christchurch

There are lots of domestic flights to Christchurch (CHC). 16 airports in New Zealand have direct flights to the airport.

From Auckland, you can fly non-stop with Air New Zealand (Star Alliance) or Jetstar.
From Blenheim, the only airline with direct flights is Sounds Air.
From Dunedin, Hamilton, Hokitika, Invercargill, Napier / Hastings, Nelson, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Queenstown, Rotorua and Tauranga, all direct flights to Christchurch are operated by Air New Zealand (Star Alliance).
From Waitangi, the only airline with direct flights is Air Chathams.
From Wanaka, you can fly non-stop to Christchurch with Sounds Air.
From Wellington, you can fly non-stop with Air New Zealand (Star Alliance) or Jetstar.

Alternative airports near Christchurch

Flying to an alternative airport near Christchurch could give you other options to reach your destination. For example, the possibility to fly with a different airline or alliance, or finding a cheaper airfare. In total there are two alternative airports to Christchurch (CHC) within a range of 125 miles (200 km), which are Timaru (TIU) and Hokitika (HKK).

Frequently asked questions - FAQ

How many airports are there in Christchurch?

There is 1 airport in Christchurch: Christchurch International Airport (CHC).

What is the best airport to fly into Christchurch?

The most convenient airport to fly into Christchurch is Christchurch International Airport (CHC).

How many airlines fly to Christchurch?

There are 12 airlines flying to Christchurch from 25 airports around the world, as of March 2021.

Which airlines fly to Christchurch?

Air New Zealand, Jetstar and Qantas operate most flights to Christchurch. To get a full overview of all operating airlines, please use the airline filter.

Which alliances are flying to Christchurch?

Star Alliance, Oneworld and SkyTeam are all flying to Christchurch.

How many nonstop flights are there to Christchurch?

There are roughly 2,634 flights arriving at Christchurch every month (or 616 flights each week), from a total of 25 airports worldwide.

What is the official name of Christchurch Airport?

The official name of Christchurch Airport is Christchurch International Airport.

What is the airport code of Christchurch Airport?

The airport code of Christchurch Airport is CHC.

What are the most popular flights to Christchurch?

Wellington, Auckland and Dunedin are the 3 most popular routes to Christchurch. For a complete overview of all flight routes to Christchurch, please use our flight map.

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