25 Jul 2017 By Contributor
PRESS RELEASE: Auckland Airport
Auckland Airport’s international passengers (excluding transits) were up by 11.3% versus June 2016. Strong growth was achieved across all regions, with the Americas up by 21.1% and Asia/Middle East up by 18.7%.
Excluding New Zealanders, international arrivals were up by 21.2% in June 2017 with the British & Irish Lions rugby tour a key contributor to this growth – United Kingdom and Irish arrivals were up by 265.3%.
Auckland Airport’s total passenger numbers grew by 10.2% to 19 million in the year to 30 June 2017. This 1.76 million increase has been achieved across all passenger segments, with international passengers (excluding transits) up by 11%, transit passengers up by 16.8% and domestic passengers up by 8.9%.
Domestic regional passengers increased by 16.1%, with Air New Zealand and Jetstar adding another 330,000 regional seats over the year.
Auckland Airport experienced its second year of double-digit growth in international visitors. For the year ended 30 June 2017, international visitors were up by 11.7%, an increase on the 10.5% growth in the previous year. The largest increases came from USA (+63,464 passengers: +31.2%), Australia (+51,573: +6.3%), United Kingdom (+29,052: +16.9%), Malaysia (+18,520: +61.6%) and Germany (+11,579: +17%).
These increases were driven by a 14.4% increase in capacity, with the strongest growth seen on the Middle East, Australia, China, Hong Kong and mainland USA routes.
Queenstown Airport’s passenger numbers increased by 14.6% to 1.9 million in the year to 30 June 2017. Sustained capacity growth, including the first full year of after-dark domestic flights, saw its domestic passengers increase by 15.6% on the previous year, while the launch of evening services from across the Tasman helped push the number of international passengers passing through the airport above 500,000 for the year.
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