Air New Zealand pax up 5% in Mar-2019, load factor declines to 84%

    Air New Zealand reported (30-Apr-2019) the following traffic highlights for Mar-2019:

    • Passengers: 1.8 million, +4.7% year-on-year;
      • Short haul: 1.6 million, +5.1%;
        • Domestic: 1.2 million, +4.7%;
        • Tasman/Pacific: 385,000, +6.1%;
      • Long haul: 216,000, +2.3%;
        • Americas/UK: 126,000, +1.6%;
        • Asia/Japan/Singapore: 91,000, +3.3%;
    • Passenger load factor: 84.1%, -1.3ppts;
      • Short haul: 84.3%, -0.2ppt;
        • Domestic: 86.6%, +0.3ppt;
        • Tasman/Pacific: 83.0%, -0.4ppt;
      • Long haul: 84.0%, -2.2ppts;
        • Asia/Japan/Singapore: 83.1%, -2.2ppts;
        • Americas/UK: 84.6%, -2.1ppts;
    • Year-to-date RASK: +1.2%;
      • Short haul: -0.4%;
      • Long haul: +2.8%.