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Christchurch International Airport Code CHC

Airport Codes

IATA CODE CHC
ICAO CODE NZCH
FAA CODE N/A
WORLD AREA CODE 851
COUNTRY CODE NZL
ZIP CODE 8051
IATA METROPOLITAN CODE CHC

Airport coordinates

LAT / LON -43°-29'-21"S / 172°31'55"E

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Weather Observations

Station ID: NZCH
Observation Time: 20/04/2021 11:07 pm

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About Christchurch International Airport Code

Christchurch International Airport Code is CHC. This three-letter IATA code is derived from Christchurch city in New Zealand. Christchurch Airport (CHC) serves this majestic city located in the heart of New Zealand’s South Island about 12 kilometers from the city center. Its elevation is 37 meters above sea level. 

About Christchurch Airport (CHC)

Christchurch Airport (CHC) is one of the main airports in New Zealand that serves Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 aircraft. It is serviced by two asphalt runways that are perpendicular to each other. They are known as 02/20 and 11/29. There is a third grass runaway as well, which is used for general aviation. 

Christchurch Airport (CHC) Terminals

Christchurch Airport (CHC) hosts just one terminal that offers services to both domestic as well as international operations. Check-in halls for both operations are the same. There are 58 check-in desks, self-service check-in kiosks, and a retail area for several outlets and lounges in the terminal building.

Equipped with 33 gates in the building, this facility covers an area of more than 77,591 meters square. 

Nearest Airports to Christchurch Airport (CHC)

Timaru Airport : 138 km 

Kaikoura Airport : 151 km 

Hokitika Airport : 152 km 

Westport Airport : 209 km 

Blenheim Airport : 245 km 

Major Airlines Operating from Christchurch Airport (CHC)

Air Chathams

Air New Zealand 

Cathay Pacific 

China Southern Airlines 

Emirates

Fiji Airways 

Jetstar Airways 

Qantas 

Singapore Airlines 

Sounds Air

Virgin Australia

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
01-19 1,690 ft 229 ft Grass or earth not graded or rolled No
02-20 10,787 ft 148 ft Asphalt Yes
11-29 5,587 ft 148 ft Bitumenous asphalt or tarmac Yes

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