Singapore Airlines has announced it will increase its flights to and from Christchurch next summer.
The additional services will operate from 30 November 2017 through to 16 February 2018 to meet demand over the peak season, including Chinese New Year.
The airline celebrated 30 years of flying into the South Island city in 2016, while Wellington also welcomed its first long-haul service in September.
"The additional flights will provide greater opportunities for New Zealand tourism and will also help to bring more international visitors to places like Kaikoura and Marlborough," Singapore Airlines NZ general manager Simon Turcotte said.
The 10 round-trip flights per week will add 8130 seats on the airline's fleet of 777-200ER aircraft.
"We've flown to Christchurch for over 30 years, and we remain committed to our relationship with the Garden city and the wider South Island community, " Turcotte said.
Christchurch Airport chief aeronautical and commercial manager Justin Watson described the announcement as a "win-win". "The 30 double daily services over next summer will bring people here to see the South Island and help South Islanders get to the places they want to see."
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