A Lufthansa Boeing 747-400 and a Condor 767 landed in Christchurch early on Monday morning, arriving from Bangkok and Phuket respectively.

In Auckland, a Lufthansa Airbus A380 from Bangkok also touched down.

"A group will fly out on an Air New Zealand flight this morning bound for Frankfurt via Vancouver, before the first of a series of Lufthansa flights," Christchurch Airport said in a statement.