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November 2013 Monthly traffic update

Issued: 20 December 2013

November 2013 Monthly traffic update

3.4%International passenger volumes (excluding transit passengers) at Auckland Airport were up 3.4% versus November 2012. The majority of the growth came from North American (+10,000 passengers) and Asian routes (+8,000 passengers). North American growth was driven by Hawaiian Airlines and additional Air New Zealand capacity. Asian growth was driven by year-on-year increases of more than 10% on Korean, Chinese, Malaysian and Thai routes.
47.3%International passenger volumes at Queenstown Airport were up 47.3% versus November 2012 and up 32.9% for the financial year-to-date. The passenger growth was driven by increased trans-Tasman traffic with additional services to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne on Jetstar and to Sydney and Melbourne on Air New Zealand.
14.6%Visitor arrivals from North America were up 16% versus November 2012. The growth was due to visitor arrivals from both the United States (+14.6%) and Canada (+21.2%) caused by an increase in the numbers of Americans arriving and departing to connect with cruises, as well as the extra capacity from Hawaiian Airlines and Air New Zealand.

13.4%Visitor arrivals from traditional North Asian markets performed well in November 2013. Visitor arrivals from Taiwan were up 40%, Korea up 13.4% and Japan up 8.2%. New and established South East Asian markets also performed well with visitor arrivals from Thailand (+75.5%), Malaysia (+19.9%) and Indonesia (+14.5%) all up significantly versus November 2012. While Chinese visitor arrivals continued to be impacted by new Chinese travel laws (-17.3%), direct services to New Zealand from China continued to perform strongly.


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