A 12-month flight path trial for some arrivals into Christchurch Airport ended on 9 November 2018. The approaches were designed in conjunction with Airways New Zealand, Board of Airline Representatives New Zealand (BARNZ), and Christchurch Airport, as part of the New Southern Sky programme.

They used satellite-based navigation to improve safety, reduce flight time, burn less fuel, emit less carbon dioxide and fly more quietly.

Approximately a quarter of flights arriving into Christchurch were involved in the trial, which has been reviewed to inform a full and final report.

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Approximately a quarter of flights arriving into Christchurch were involved in the trial.