Arriving in Istanbul

Book your flights to Istanbul with Etihad Airways and journey to a land of spice and culture. Istanbul is one of the most historically important cities in the world; explore its epic history.

Plan Your Istanbul Holiday

Travel to Istanbul is akin to stepping into a time machine and going on a historical tour through the great empires of the past. You would come to Istanbul as Byzantium and then again as Constantinople and then yet again as the modern day Istanbul. The Roman Empire, The Ottoman Empire, the Byzantine Empire and the Latin Empire all called this beautiful city between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea their capital. An intricate part of the infamous Silk Road, this city has been draped in mystic and teeming with a meshing of cultures since 660 BC.

The summer sees a massive influx of tourists to Istanbul. If you are coming between July and September be sure to book your tickets to Istanbul as early as possible. Cheap hotels in Istanbul are easily found during the winter months as the temperature can drop to around freezing and the tourists stay home. Flight deals to Istanbul can be found in our Deals section.

Flying from Christchurch

Book your flights from Christchurch to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways and redefine your understanding of luxury. Our state-of-the-art spacious cabins, friendly flight crew, and fine dining options will show you what we mean by “The Etihad Experience.”

Major Airports in Christchurch

Christchurch is serviced primarily by Christchurch International Airport (CHC), which opened in 1940 and became New Zealand’s first official international airport ten years later. Christchurch International Airport serves nearly 6 million passengers annually and completed a massive expansion and renovation project in 2013 to accommodate growing visitor traffic.

Airport Transportation in Christchurch

Located just 12km from the city centre, Christchurch International Airport is easily reached via a variety of ground transport methods. Travellers can catch a bus to Christchurch International Airport, as 3 different bus routes connect the airport to the city centre. A taxi to Christchurch International Airport is also available for those willing to spend more for flexibility. We advise travellers to take the shuttle, as this option provides a good balance of cost and convenience, and any of the available travel options take approximately 20 minutes between the city and the airport. There is currently no train to Christchurch International Airport from the city.

Choose Etihad Airways, the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates, for flights from Christchurch to Istanbul on which you will be travelling in comfort and style. 

Etihad Office in New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand
Walshe Group
Level 6, 52 Swanson Street
+64 9977 2207
Monday??Friday: 09:00-17:00

Etihad Offices in Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey
Süleyman Seba Caddesi, No. 21
Akaretler ?? 34437 Be?ikta?
+90 212 326 8600
isttkt@etihad.ae
09:00-12:30 / 13:00-18:00 (Mon-Fri)
Airport Ticketing office, Istanbul, Turkey
Ataturk Havalimani
Dis Hatlar Terminali
Gidis Kati, Yesilkoy
+90 (212) 465 30 00
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun 11.00 - 16.00