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CHC Airport (New Zealand) Closed Due To 7.4 Quake  
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12946 posts, RR: 15
Posted (5 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5281 times:

A 7.4 earthquake struck New Zealands South Island and lower North Island early this morning at 4.30am. CHC airport is closed till at least 12pm (NZ time)


Maybe best to discusss CHC airport in this thread due to this disaster instead of in the New Zealand Aviation Thread

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User currently offlineBoeingVista From Australia, joined Jan 2009, 1938 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5024 times:

CHC Airport now reopened.

User currently offlinemiami1 From Australia, joined Feb 2001, 707 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4897 times:

All Qantas mainline and Jetstar flights cancelled from Christchurch today. Apparently the runway and terminal bldg has sustained damage. Downtown looks pretty nasty.

User currently offlineedichc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4745 times:


Christchurch resident here...

Major damage to buildings in CBD, fortunately due to the quake striking at 04.35 local time there were no fatalities. Domestic terminal at CHC closed due to structural damage.

Worst affected areas of city, Avonhead and Kaiapoi just outside city. Village of Darfield, closest to epicentre sustaining severe damage to buildings, again thankfully no fatalities.

Government impose curfew in CBD from 7pm local time due risk of flash fires and building collapse from expected aftershocks. 21 aftershocks so far the biggest being 5.3

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12946 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4745 times:

Quoting miami1 (Reply 2):

According to the CHC airport flight schedules, all QF and JQ flights are operating but are delayed between 30mins - 5 hours. Looks like all NZ and PacBlue flights have caught up to their schedule except for JQ on domestic

User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5439 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4722 times:

This would answer my question why the aircraft which operates SYD-CHC EK418 - CHC-SYD EK419 was parked at Sydney International Freight terminal...


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