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Christchurch and Palmy

This week we are flying between the Knowledge and Garden cities.

Everyone loves flying to Christchurch, VATNZ's second busiest airport and the largest population centre in the south island. The busy airspace warrants dedicated terminal controllers and is always a popular destination for online pilots and controllers alike.

Palmerston North is a the largest regional airport in the lower North Island and provides a scenic and exciting arrival onto runway 25 thanks to the Tararua ranges to the east of the field.

The flight route in between passes to the east and west of Wellington and features spectacular scenery and busy airspace crossing Cook Strait and skirting the South Island's stunning north-eastern coast.

Flight Routes

  • Palmerston North to Christchurch (PMCH3):
    PM Y226 FY Y694 MESIX H159 CH
  • Christchurch to Palmerston North (CHPM3):
    CH V393 CC H426 TY H467 PM


NZCH Christchurch, New Zealand


 CallsignRadio NameFrequencyFreq
CTRNZCH-K_CTRChristchurch Control129.400
 NZCH-T_CTRChristchurch Control123.700
 NZOH_CTROhakea Control125.100
APPNZCH_APPChristchurch Approach126.100
TWRNZCH_TWRChristchurch Tower118.400
 NZPM_TWRPalmerston North Tower120.600