Flights to Christchurch
Overlooking the picturesque Pegasus Bay, Christchurch is a quaint and eclectic city that promises to surprise and delight you. With a rich English heritage, you can enjoy traditional pursuits here like punting along the Avon River, or try something new and adventurous while you explore the wild natural terrain.
Passengers from London Heathrow can hop straight aboard one of our flights, while visitors from Manchester can book with us and take advantage of our partnership with Singapore Airlines; flying to Singapore with Singapore Airlines and then onward to Christchurch.
Wherever your starting point, we will transport you to Christchurch in style, providing you with every comfort on your long-haul journey. Our flights leave daily, so you can always find a departure option to fit in perfectly with your schedule.
Routes to Christchurch
Our services take you on a variety of routes to Christchurch, giving you the chance to explore other fantastic cities on your way whether you fly east or west. We have teamed up with some of the world’s other leading airlines to transport you to our little slice of paradise via some other beautiful destinations.
Some of our possible routes bookable with us include:
- London - Los Angeles - Auckland - Christchurch
(You can fly with us all the way on this route)
- London - Shanghai - Auckland - Christchurch
(This route starts on Virgin Atlantic, before we pick you up at Shanghai)
- London - San Francisco - Auckland - Christchurch
(British Airways or Virgin Atlantic will get you to San Francisco, where we take over for the rest of the journey)
- London - Hong Kong - Auckland - Christchurch
(There are two options here. You can either fly from London to Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific or Virgin Atlantic. We’ll take over after that)
- London - Singapore - Christchurch
(This route is serviced by Singapore Airlines year round. However, Air New Zealand will also operate flights between Singapore and Christchurch between 1 December and 22 February.)
A direct Air New Zealand operated service between Singapore and Christchurch gives travellers from the UK the option to fly to Christchurch in only one stop during the peak New Zealand summer months.
We will operate a five times weekly seasonal service between Christchurch and Singapore from 29 November 2020 to 20 February 2021 using a new configuration Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
The service makes it much faster and more convenient to fly to Christchurch from the UK, compared to transiting via Singapore and Auckland.
Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines’ Christchurch-Singapore schedule from 29 November 2020 – 20 February 2021, subject to slot availability, is as follows:
|NZ296 (SQ4296)||Air New Zealand||CHC-SIN||1100||1625||Five times per week (excluding Monday & Wednesdays)||B787-9|
|NZ295 (SQ4295)||Air New Zealand||SIN-CHC||1840||0930+1||Five times per week (excluding Monday & Wednesdays)||B787-9|
Air New Zealand
Five times per week (excluding Monday & Wednesdays)
Air New Zealand
Five times per week (excluding Monday & Wednesdays)
Read our media release to find out more.
Stopovers en route
If you fancy breaking up the journey and spending a bit of time in a different city before you arrive in Christchurch, you can try a multistop booking. This is an ideal option if you have well and truly been bitten by the travel bug, and want to explore as far and wide as possible.
With a multistop booking, you can mix and match up to five different destinations to make the most out of your overseas adventure. See which combinations you can find using our international multistop booking engine. It frequently works out as the same price to separate the journey as it does to fly directly, so what’s not to like?
Travel your way
We offer a variety of service classes on our flights, so that you can tailor your experience to suit your needs.
Every seat is comfortable, and a delicious meal and huge entertainment range both come as standard for all our passengers. However, if you want your experience to be more premium, then explore treating yourself to Premium Economy or Business Premier.
To learn more about our different onboard products, take a look at the options available:
If you are travelling Economy and looking for a little bit extra, why not upgrade to our Economy Skycouch? This allows you to transform your seat into your own relaxation area, with footrests that elevate to give you space to stretch out. This is ideal for couples or families, and will make you even more comfortable during your journey.
Domestic flights to Christchurch
Whether you’re popping over from Dunedin or making a longer trip from Auckland, you’ll feel right at home in the quaint and picturesque city of Christchurch. Flying domestically with us couldn’t be easier, and we have plenty of options to help you create the perfect journey.
We offer flights to Christchurch from 20 other destinations in New Zealand, and we depart multiple times every day across the country. You can choose from four different options:
- Seat (for the light traveller)
- Seat + bag (for the times when carry-on isn’t quite enough)
- Flexi Time (for when you want the freedom to change your departure time at short notice)
- Flexi Plus (for a completely flexible journey – anything is possible!)
Hop on one of our planes to Christchurch for a journey that is simple, affordable, and accommodating of your every need.
Your destination: Christchurch
Christchurch is a stunning heritage city that epitomises charm. A jewel of the South Island, it has both inner city appeal and beachside attractions that will please every visitor.
If you’re looking to relax and take in the stunning views, then this is the right spot for you. The picturesque Aoraki Mount Cook – the highest mountain in New Zealand – dominates the skyline. From its snowy peak downwards, the nature that surrounds Mount Cook will inspire and soothe you. There are beautiful hikes and walking trails for you to tread if you want to take in the fresh air, while a stroll through the city itself is just as beautiful.
Adventure-seekers will also feel right at home here as there are plenty of opportunities to indulge in some of New Zealand’s adrenaline-fuelled activities. Thanks to the dramatic landscape, you can try your hand at mountain biking or white water rafting, and the renowned bungy jump at Hanmer Springs is just a couple of hours away from the city centre.
Retail therapy is at its best in Christchurch, with fabulous malls and shopping complexes to help you lighten your purse. For a haven of vineyards, the renowned Waipara Valley is home to a number of wineries where you can sample some of New Zealand’s finest produce.
Whatever your idea of a perfect getaway, Christchurch will not disappoint.