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Auckland Airport passenger numbers up


International passenger volumes through Auckland Airport were 9.2 percent higher at 595,000 in May, compared to a year earlier.

NZPA
Fri, 24 Jun 2011

International passenger volumes through Auckland Airport were 9.2 percent higher at 595,000 in May, compared to a year earlier.

The airport said traffic from Australia to Auckland was up 8.5 percent last month, benefitting from additional capacity on the route between Auckland and Cairns.

Domestic passenger numbers through Auckland Airport were up 1.3 percent in May to 473,000, even with capacity 2.2 percent lower than a year earlier, Auckland Airport said today.

In January 2010, Auckland Airport bought a 24.55 percent shareholding in Cairns and Mackay Airports, while in July 2010 it bought a shareholding of nearly 25 percent in Queenstown Airport.

International passenger numbers through Queenstown Airport in May were 120 percent higher than a year earlier at 6668, while domestic passengers rose 11.7 percent to 52,400.

The rise in international passengers through Queenstown was on the back of a 50 percent rise in aircraft movements, mainly driven by Jetstar's expanded operations from last December, Auckland Airport said.

Rolling 12-month figures showed international passenger numbers through Auckland up 5.3 percent to 7.78 million, with domestic passengers up 1.1 percent to 6.08 million.

The rolling 12-month figures for Queenstown were international passengers up 55 percent to 160,900 and domestic passengers up 10.5 percent to 769,000.

NZPA
Fri, 24 Jun 2011
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