Christchurch International Airport (CHV)
Christchurch International Airport is the main airport that serves Christchurch, New Zealand. It is located 12 kilometers to the northwest of the city center, in the suburb of Harewood. Christchurch Airport officially opened on May 1940 and became New Zealand's first international airport on 16 December 1950. Airlines that operate out of the Airport include Air Chathams, China Airlines, Emirates, Fiji Airways, etc.
The airport has direct flights to 18 domestic and 11 international destinations like Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast and etc. Parking facilities at the airport accommodate about 1,000 cars between short-term and long-term areas with 18 gates and two terminals. Smoking area was designated outside the terminals.
The two runways named as primary and the crosswind runway; lounges, hotels, motels and retail space, as well as better security areas, are available to cater to accommodate the passenger’s needs.
Taxi, buses, car rentals or rail services are available for the passengers at the airport. Taxis wait outside the door to domestic baggage claim for NZ$30-40/15, while the bus ticket (valid for 2 days) costs approximately NZ$ 12.50. Car rentals and are available for reservation.