Air New Zealand pax up 4% to 1.4m in Oct-2018, load factor slightly improves to 83.7%

    Air New Zealand reported (29-Nov-2018) traffic highlights for Oct-2018:

    • Passengers: 1.4 million, +4.4% year-on-year;
      • Short haul: 1.2 million, +4.5%;
        • Domestic: 895,000, +3.4%;
        • Tasman/Pacific: 322,000, +7.5%;
      • Long haul: 160,000, +3.7%;
        • Asia/Japan/Singapore: 66,000, +2.6%;
        • Americas/UK: 94,000, +4.5%;
    • Passenger load factor: 83.7%, +0.6ppt;
      • Short haul: 84.6%, +0.8ppt;
        • Domestic: 84.7%, +1.1ppts;
        • Tasman/Pacific: 84.6%, +0.6ppt;
      • Long haul: 82.9%, +0.5ppt;
        • Asia/Japan/Singapore: 83.8%, +2.1ppts;
        • Americas/UK: 82.4%, -0.5ppt;
    • Year-to-date RASK: +3.3%;
      • Short haul: +1.0%;
      • Long haul: +5.0%.