1 July 2013
As the gateway for 81% of international arrivals into the South Island, Christchurch International Airport are now ensuring Asian visitors feel welcome by installing signage in English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean – a first for any international airport in New Zealand.
Christchurch Airport chief executive Jim Boult says the new signs are part of on-going work to make the airport environment even friendlier for international visitors.
“As a leader in the tourism industry, we’ve taken a proactive approach to rolling out multi-lingual signage through our terminal,” says Mr Boult.
“Providing Chinese, Japanese and Korean language versions of our signage throughout the airport reflects the changing nature of tourism to Christchurch and the South Island,” he says.
“Our staff across the airport campus collectively speak 19 different languages and have registered their language skills, so they can be called on to assist travellers. It’s just another way we are working hard on bringing the world South.”