Christchurch Airport Closed!
I have confirmed that the Christchurch Airport has been
evacuated and closed following today’s 6.3 magnitude earthquake 10km south east
of Christchurch, with the airport not expected to re-open until at least 7PM tonight at the earliest.
Christchurch airport website http://www.christchurchairport.co.nz/
is very slow to load but once loaded a large banner states “The Airport is
Closed Please do not travel to the airport, All in-bound flights have either
been cancelled or diverted until further notice follow us on http://twitter.com/CHC_Airport ”
Christchurch airport operates both domestic and
international flights into and out of this airport, with the airport being
serviced by the following domestic and international airlines
- Air New Zealand
- Virgin Blue
- Air Pacific
The damaged caused to Christchurch airport has also affected
all flights country wide as the New Zealand Air Traffic Control System operates
out of Christchurch.