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$2,476 Find cheap flights from Christchurch to Istanbul

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17:30 - 05:15CHC-IST
44h 45m2 stops
13:35 - 13:25IST-CHC
38h 50m2 stops
$2,476Turkish Airlines
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Fri, 23 Aug - Sun, 15 Sep
06:50 - 07:45CHC-IST
33h 55m2 stops
01:35 - 19:25IST-CHC
32h 50m2 stops
$2,754Air New Zealand
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Fri, 23 Aug - Sat, 14 Sep
10:50 - 07:45CHC-IST
29h 55m1 stop
13:35 - 10:25IST-CHC
35h 50m2 stops
$2,820Air New Zealand
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Fri, 23 Aug - Sun, 15 Sep
06:05 - 06:20CHC-IST
33h 15m2 stops
07:25 - 23:00IST-CHC
54h 35m2 stops
$2,856Etihad Airways
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Thu, 6 Jun - Mon, 10 Jun
06:25 - 17:55CHC-IST
44h 30m2 stops
02:10 - 14:50IST-CHC
27h 40m2 stops
$3,144Emirates
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Thu, 6 Jun - Sun, 9 Jun
16:05 - 17:55CHC-IST
34h 50m3 stops
02:10 - 23:55IST-CHC
36h 45m2 stops
$3,189Emirates
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Fri, 23 Aug - Sat, 14 Sep
16:05 - 01:10CHC-IST
42h 05m3 stops
19:25 - 14:50IST-CHC
34h 25m2 stops
$3,236Emirates
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Fri, 23 Aug - Sun, 15 Sep
10:50 - 05:35CHC-IST
27h 45m1 stop
17:00 - 09:30IST-CHC
31h 30m1 stop
$3,510
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Fri, 23 Aug - Sun, 15 Sep
06:25 - 17:55CHC-IST
44h 30m3 stops
23:20 - 14:50IST-CHC
54h 30m3 stops
$3,533Emirates
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Fri, 23 Aug - Sun, 15 Sep
10:50 - 05:35CHC-IST
27h 45m1 stop
02:00 - 09:30IST-CHC
22h 30m1 stop
$3,736
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Fri, 23 Aug - Sat, 14 Sep

Flights from Christchurch to Istanbul - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Christchurch to Istanbul to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Christchurch to Istanbul Airport?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Christchurch to Istanbul Airport, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Christchurch to Istanbul Airport is May, where tickets cost $2,367 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are October and June, where the average cost of tickets is $3,085 and $3,051 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Christchurch to Istanbul Airport?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Christchurch to Istanbul Airport, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from Christchurch to Istanbul Airport, you should book around 1 week before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 41 days before departure.

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Low season

April

High season

October

Cheapest flight

$2,476
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 9% increase in price.
Most popular time to fly (12% more expensive on average)
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When to book flights from Christchurch to Istanbul

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Christchurch to Istanbul based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
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FAQs for booking Christchurch to Istanbul flights

  • What is the cheapest flight from Christchurch to Istanbul Airport?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Christchurch to Istanbul Airport was $1,510 for a return ticket.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Christchurch to Istanbul?

    When flying out of Christchurch you will be using Christchurch. You will be landing at Istanbul, also known as Istanbul.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Christchurch to Istanbul?

    We unfortunately don’t have that data for this specific route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Christchurch to Istanbul?

    Star Alliance is the only airline alliance operating flights between Christchurch and Istanbul.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Christchurch to Istanbul, Emirates or Turkish Airlines?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Christchurch to Istanbul are Emirates and Turkish Airlines. With an average price for the route of $3,089 and an overall rating of 8.1, Emirates is the most popular choice. Turkish Airlines is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of $2,452 and an overall rating of 7.4.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Christchurch to Istanbul?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Christchurch to Istanbul.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Christchurch to Istanbul?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Istanbul from Christchurch is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Christchurch to Istanbul?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Istanbul with an airline and back to Christchurch with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Christchurch to Istanbul?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Istanbul from Christchurch up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top 5 airlines serving from Christchurch to Istanbul

 
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8.2
Singapore AirlinesOverall score based on 1436 reviews
8.4Boarding
7.8Food
8.1Comfort
8.7Crew
8.1Entertainment
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The Premium economy class is not the same as some other airlines because there are no economy seats on these planes. Basically you’re getting an economy seat that’s a little wider. The seats are not that much more comfortable. The service and food experience is similar to economy class on other Asian airlines. There aren’t enough toilets for the entire plane therefore we are forced to share the business class toilets that are closed off with curtains.

6.0 GoodDavid, May 2024JFK - SIN
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The Premium economy class is not the same as some other airlines because there are no economy seats on these planes. Basically you’re getting an economy seat that’s a little wider. The seats are not that much more comfortable. The service and food experience is similar to economy class on other Asian airlines. There aren’t enough toilets for the entire plane therefore we are forced to share the business class toilets that are closed off with curtains.

My experience with Scoot is very good. Will have no issue flying with Scoot again.

Good flight. The food was served a bit late, hence a hurry to finish before landing. Excellent crew and service

Great to have actual hot tastey meal on a flight. Well done

I commend the flight attendants on our SFO-SIN flight who went above and beyond to provide us with extra snacks and food. This type of service makes the flight experience personal and awesome.

I requested an aisle seat and got a middle seat The flight gate was changed and the flight was delayed

It seems paying premium economy does not make difference with economy. No priority boarding, not worthy paying extra$$$ for premium economy.

Wonderful service, planes and interior in great condition, very pleasant experience

Every thing was fine. Some ild classical Hindi movies should be add

The singapore airline now compared before covid, I like the service before covid. SQ was the best of all airlines but now I am going to look for different airline if I am travelling in asia.

Flight was delayed and no information was provided what was new time Change gate 3 times at Madina airport First gate was 113 Second gate was 204 And last gate was 113 again

Same problem with very poor food. Gluten free options can taste great, there is not reason to be give suboptimal meals in this situation.

The crew manager let the staff down by not ensuring special dietary requirements meal were coming in drips . The poor cabin crew did not stop . If organised the cabin could take a short break ..The cabin crew were AWESOME UNLIKE THIER TWO MANAGES!

Quality and tasty Food and service, bigger seat comfort and leg room, etc.

Boarding was delayed but the information about delays was not provided

Food was not great. Crew members were created hassle with attitude at the gates and wasted my valuable time. I have been traveling in Emirates airlines many times. Over all not happy flying in Emirates airlines this time. Seats are very small and not comfortable. Seats looks like very very old and congested. It would be nice if they fix these kind of issues. I hope my next trip will be hassle free and comfortable journey in Emirates airlines. Thank you.

CREW manager was rude and nasty Crew was not friendly either and had discriminatory attitude.

Boarding was chaotic ,wish it was better orgnaised. Seating was comfortable , however food quality left much to be desired. Over all a great experience but with room for imporvement. The Dubai Delhi sector was terrible with poor seat pitch over crowded rack space , crew trying to put even laptop containing bags in to luggage even the waiting area was poorly kept - the dubai - delhi lap was extremly poor flying experience in all respects - the waiting area, the craft the seat pitch & the service quality. It is sad but this will make me look for other options when flying out of Delhi.

Over all good service but from Dubai to Delhi horrible service. Not happy

Cabin crew were not welcoming.was expecting excellent after traveling in Emirates from Houston to Dubai.

There was nothing I didn’t like, prices a little lower would help

Flight delay was informed at the last minute. Food quality is not up to Qantas standard I was unable to book an online boarding pass on any of my 6 flights.

Rescheduled after ticket purchased and issued, not 2 or 3 times and not a fourth but by 5 times, by Qantas, that's right, 5 changes! Forcing an overnight stay in Chile and need for visa. Qantas can no longer provide basic services as a national or international service provider. Professionalism is extinct and the provider needs to be mentored and educated in perfecting who to operate as an airline. Qantas is the spirit of Australian dissatisfaction.

1) crackly headphone jack 2) one of the emergency seats recline. Usually second row does. But in this case neither did 3) food was scrambled eggs or fruit. 4) fruit should not be the option to eggs 5)miserable unpleasant crew not a smile. Thought that was a virgin thing

Qantas are unable to service and unfit for purpose, they cannot transport Australians on time to overseas destinations. On top of the inflated ticketing, the Sydney flight to Santiago was impacted because the plane was delayed arriving and then further bungling by Qantas admitting the ground new ground crew in charge of cleaning were not trained. The impact on passengers with connecting flights was tremendous and long ques of frustrated passengers waiting for rescheduling. **Qantas has become the Australian Spirit of disappointment**

Wonderful crew, good food. Absolutely loved the wine spritz and wish I could buy it!

Don’t like last minute airline change. Not able to choose seat earlier.

I really appreciated the fact that when I checked my bags at the Quantas counter after arriving from an international flight an hour early, the agent noticed I had a very long layover. He then found an earlier flight that allowed me to get to Cairns several hours earlier than I planned. That was amazing because I had already traveled over 20 hours and wasn’t looking forward to such a long layover. It allowed me to see my daughter and grandchildren much earlier (it had been two years since I visited last).

Qantas cancelled my flight for no good reason and rebooked me into a middle seat.

The flight met my expectations. It left and landed on time

Overnight flight in the old style Business class, but still very good.

I was in business class, without the business class amenities. Large seat with lots of legroom, but no TV or bed. Food was okay, but I did enjoy the Turkish red wine.

This aircraft is not up to standard - old Airbus with terrible chairs and entertainment system for business class!

Friendly cabin crew and the flight was on time. Would recommend toanyone

The seat did not recline and we called the stewardess, he forced it to recline, but when we landed, it did not come forward because the seat was broken. The stewardess came, He tried to do it but couldn't do it, the flight commander came and spoke to us in a bad tone, telling us to get out of here, she waited at the head and acted as if there was a child and we couldn't get up, it was very shameful, I don't even know if it's true, but she said if you don't get up, the plane will not land and will keep turning around. Then a passenger pushed the seat from behind and it worked. Then we wanted to talk to the supervisor again, but she did not come next to us. We fly so much and this is the first time we encountered such a style.

Excellent service and comfort from the moment you check in. Flight crew is hyper focused on making passengers comfortable and at ease. It’s like a flying hotel!

Horrible. Boarding was terrible. For a huge airplane, we needed to be transported to the plane. The boarding area was overcrowded and frantic. .The seats were so uncomfortable. The food was fine.

Only chicken as a meat dish through out the flight

Nothing really was great as such. Seen other no name airlines perform better.

It was a nightmare. I booked business class ticket from Ediburgh to Beirut via Istanbul to attend a funeral. I had a wonderful experience flying to Istanbul from Edinburgh. Then I could not get a boarding pass issued to Beirut. It seems that although they booked me and I had a reservation number, I had no seat allocated and the flight was full. I was asked to go from one desk to another and made to wait for 2 hours. I missed my flight as I did not have a seat assigned and it was full. The only option was to put me on the next flight, 6 hours later, for a fee of over $400. They said that was the best they can do to 'help me' and to 'take it or leave it'. Well, I was not about to be bullied; I stood my ground. I booked and paid premium for the journey, which was confirmed. The eventually accepted to not charge me extra and i waited a total of over 8 hours in the airport with no compensation. On top of my grief with the risk of missing the funeral service, I had to put up with their indifference and condescending attitude. They spoke about me in Turkish thinking I would not understand (I hold a British passport) in front of me. When they eventually handed my passport and boarding pass back to me, I showed them I was born in Istanbul and that I understood everything and said a condescending 'thank you' back to them in Turkish. You should have seen their faces. I said that consumers have rights and it is a shame that Turkish Airlines does not have good customer service to at least acknowledge and apologize for errors committed by the airline. Blaming the me, the client, for such an error and placing unreasonable ultimatums, rudeness and dismissiveness to be rid of me, particularly when I was vulnerable and visibly grieving was really shocking... The airline taints the city of Istanbul and the people of Türkiye. Such a shame.

1st of all on February 27th Abu Dhabi to Delhi flight the seat wasn't comfortable at all, coming back the Lounge at Abu Dhabi didn't have anything. Than the Food in the flight

It has been a couple of years since I flew with Etihad last, after having a unpleasant experience with them coming out of the pandemic. I can say that the experience has uplifted, but I can’t really rate the service. At Barcelona airport the service was great, with their dedicated Etihad staff very helpful. The onboard experience wasn’t great, not very personalised and it really makes sense why Etihad doesn’t feature in the top 10 2023 Skytrax awards. The crew just seemed to be inattentive and almost absent from the cabin. I felt that I had to keep getting their attention. Even after I’d finished my meal, an hour went by before I had to call them to clear the tray/plate etc.

Very unfriendly team. It was very difficult to get a cup of coffee. Legroom was extremely small. Old, dilapidated plane.

Ripped off and broken seats in Business class. Seats stink and need to request the staff for additional bedsheets. Crew if very friendly though

Boarding was quick and efficient. Ground staff were pleasant and courteous. Food was tasty, portions were good for me. Food containers kept slipping on the tray. Tray would look better with an anti-skid tray mat. I had the bulkhead seat which was very uncomfortable for couple of reasons. Aircraft is designed with no throughput to move across aisle to aisle. Passengers kept jumping over my legs to get from one side to the other to use the toilet. Secondly I had a mother and 9 month baby next to me. Mom had to hold baby for 12 hours in her lap as he did not fit into the bassinet. Half the baby was on my lap during the flight. Aircraft temperature was very cold - light attendant said it was the central cooling and nothing could be done about it. Movie selection was very poor old and outdated.

Crew was good, boarding mediocre, food choices were limited, seating was not comfortable

Sits are very uncomfortable Don’t feel like to travel in Etihad. It was 1st time we traveled in Etihad now we decided we don’t want to travel in Etihad.

Check in was quick and gentleman was very nice and friendly, during flight crew members were polite and attentive, food wasn’t as it should’ve been. Entertainment section needed to be updated i.e add new movies

The food is good, but i am nit used to those foods so I can’t really be more detailed.

Good leg room and I picked the seat in last 24 hours. Food was tasty with 2 full meals and first one smaller. The crew as expected courteous and on their toes serving extra water and items in between.

Christchurch - Istanbul Flights

Departure:

Christchurch (undefined)New Zealand

Destination:

Istanbul (IST)Türkiye

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