Christchurch Airport has now REOPENED
Christchurch Airport has now REOPENED.
Staff have spent the morning clearing the runways and taxi areas of more than 25mm of snow that fell overnight, so they are able to once again accept aircraft.
A Singapore Airlines flight has just landed...the first flight in for the morning.
Flights are scheduled to begin departing again after 10am at the airlines discretion.
While the Christchurch City Council has now managed to get graders and grit trucks out onto the roads, conditions remain difficult.......and passengers are urged to check with their airlines before beginning their journey, and to travel carefully.
Crews continue to work 24 - 7 to maintain the airport's operational capability.
This morning's temporary closure - largely out of concern for the safety of staff and public trying to access the airport.... was one of the few in living memory apart from the recent earthquakes...the airport has consistently continued to remain open for the travelling public.