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Monthly Traffic Update for April 2008

The Monthly Traffic Update for April 2008 is attached:

• International passenger volumes declined in April 2008, by 4.4% over the same month last year, and are up 3.1% on a 12 month rolling basis.

• In 2008, Easter fell in March as opposed to April in 2007. This had a considerable impact on passenger volumes in April this year.

• International arrivals and departures declined 8.7%, and 0.7%, respectively. Year to date they are up 2.5% and 2.8%, respectively.

• New Zealand resident arrivals declined by 13.3% for April, but are up 6.3% on a 12 month rolling basis.

• Major inbound markets were down, with Australia down 1.4%, the United Kingdom down 7.3% and the United States down 15.5%.

• Canadian arrivals up 2.2% for the month and up 8.8% on a 12 month rolling basis.

• Chinese arrivals were up 1.7% for the month, and up 9.0% on a 12 month rolling basis. Japanese arrivals were up 5.6% in April and down 11.7% on a 12 month rolling basis. Korean arrivals were down 16.8% for the month and 16.6% on a 12 month rolling basis.

• Domestic passenger volumes were up strongly at 23.6% compared with the same month last year and up 11.2% on a 12 month rolling basis.

Competition in the domestic market continues to drive strong growth.

• International aircraft movements and domestic aircraft movements increased in April by 2.9% and 3.8%, respectively. Year to date international aircraft movements were up 1.3% on the same month last year, and domestic movements were up 2.6%.

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