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Christchurch International Airport can confirm some international arrivals and departures this afternoon.
Emirates flight EK 419 is arriving at 3.20pm and departing at 5pm.
A Qantas flight QF 45 is arriving at 4pm and departing at 5.30.
Pacific Blue has a flight arriving at 3.30pm from Melbourne.
Singapore Airlines has no flights scheduled today.
Flight information is now available on the Christchurch Airport website. Travellers should check the website for flight details and confirm their booking with their airline.
Chief Executive of Christchurch Airport Jim Boult said passengers should not come out to the airport unless they have a confirmed booking on an international flight. Delays can be expected.
Domestic flights have been operational since 8am. “We can confirm that Air New Zealand are putting on two additional 747 flights between Christchurch and Auckland, and Jetstar is putting on four additional flights for passengers travelling between Christchurch and Auckland and Wellington to clear the backlog,” noted Jim Boult. “The airport is extremely busy, but people are calm and all the airport and airline staff and border agencies are doing a sterling job under difficult circumstances. We thank everyone for their patience.”