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Christchurch to Perth Direct Flights to Continue

Christchurch to Perth Direct Flights to Continue

It’s official – the Christchurch to Perth direct seasonal service is back again next summer.

Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon has today announced the service which has operated since the beginning of December has been so well supported by South Islanders and Western Australians that it has gone on sale today for next summer.

Chief Executive of Christchurch Airport, Malcolm Johns, says confirmation of the service from this December to April 2015 is great news for Christchurch and the South Island.

“When the service was announced, we were confident the offer of 19-thousand seats over 21 weeks would be welcomed by travellers from both here and Western Australia,” he says.

“That has definitely been proven correct, with very high bookings in both directions across the summer and lots of inquiries for flights into the future. This has been an extremely successful seasonal service, which has added about $9 million so far in additional earnings for the South Island’s GDP.

“South Islanders want to visit Perth for the warmth and beaches, while Western Australians want to drive around our scenery and experience snow, which they never get. The same plane flying the direct seasonal service offers a Sydney segment, which has also seen strong support.

“Tens of thousands of people travel between Christchurch and Perth every year. There’s a lot of South Islanders working in Perth who are glad of the chance to fly home direct into Christchurch. They save more than three hours flying time and fly into our award-winning terminal – it’s a great combination.”

Confirmation of the service today allows Christchurch Airport and its partners to deliver on the proposed Tourism 2025 targets for New Zealand, of growing connectivity to global markets.

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