Preliminary aeronautical survey of Tarras International Airport site

Christchurch International Airport Limited report, 24 September 202

Below is Christchurch Airport’s preliminary airport assessment, the first step in no doubt many before the airport might be built. It indicates the site is suitable for a 2.2km runway, for domestic and short-haul international flights. Potentially, a 3km runway could accommodate wide-body jets flying beyond Australia. Dedicated freight aircraft could connect with Australian freight hubs and perhaps further afield. New technology, infrastructure and efficiencies would mean it meets national carbon emissions reduction objectives to 2050 and beyond. If not, it would fail to get approval. Validation and planning are expected to take another two years, with construction potentially 2027–29. Read on for more details…

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