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This week's airport will be Christchurch, located within the mass that is the Canterbury Plains, which in 1950 became New Zealand's first International Airport. Today it sees some 9 million passengers passing through its doors every year. Flights operate within NZ and also to Australia, Singapore, Fiji and Japan. The International Antarctica Program is also based in Christchurch and regular flights to Scott Base are completed by C-130 Hercules and Lockheed C-5 Galaxy aircraft

Christchurch airport has 2 Runways, the main runway 02/20 is 3288m long and runway 11/29 is 1741m long. Runway 02/20 has a Cat II ILS System. There is no ILS on runway 11/29.

From 0700z Wednesday April 13th, Christchurch Airport will be fully staffed from Delivery through to Area. You can expect great coverage from experienced controllers, and fly around some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. The flight you choose is up to you, all we ask is that you either Depart or Arrive Christchurch. Bring any type of aircraft and fly as many legs as you can. We welcome new people to VATSIM and also VFR flights.


NZCH Christchurch, New Zealand


 CallsignRadio NameFrequencyFreq
CTRNZCH-K_CTRChristchurch Control129.400
APPNZCH_APPChristchurch Approach126.100
TWRNZCH_TWRChristchurch Tower118.400
GNDNZCH_GNDChristchurch Ground121.900
DELNZCH_DELChristchurch Delivery128.200