The Passion of the Christchurch

Emirates is to launch its second destination in New Zealand, when it begins flights to Christchurch on June 10th.

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By  Neil Denslow Published  April 1, 2004

Emirates is to launch its second destination in New Zealand, when it begins flights to Christchurch on June 10th. The city, which joins Auckland on the EK route map, will be served via an extension to the carrier’s non-stop service to Melbourne. An Airbus A340-500 will be used on the service, which will initially be flow three times a week. This frequency will double from August 1st. “Emirates is happy to offer yet another exciting destination to our passengers. Our Christchurch service will provide excellent connections for New Zealand passengers travelling to Australia, and onward to Europe, Africa or Middle Eastern cities via our Dubai hub. Similarly, it will bring our customers from other parts of the world another speedy and convenient route to New Zealand,” says His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Emirates Group. The new service means that Emirates will offer a total of 27 flights a week to New Zealand by August. The airline currently flies to Auckland daily via Sydney, daily via Singapore and Brisbane, and daily via Singapore and Melbourne.

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