Domestic passenger numbers rose 3.6% to 5.08 million in the latest year.
Right of reply: Wellington Airport CEO responds to 'inaccuracies' regarding runway extension proposal
"Our research shows the case for a runway extension is compelling," insists Steve Sanderson.
"If your business case is so compelling, you would be able to fund the majority of it yourselves"
Views are hardening on the airport's proposal, which may cost north of $300 million. With reader poll result.
"Excluding Air NZ, who have already said no, how many other major international airlines flying long haul into New Zealand have put their hand up to say, 'Yes, once it's built we will come?' Gosh, it's gone awfully quiet"