Air New Zealand pax up 5% to 1.3m with improved load factor in Aug-2018, long haul yield up 4%

    Air New Zealand reported (18-Sep-2018) traffic highlights for Aug-2018:

    • Passengers: 1.3 million, +5.3% year-on-year;
      • Short haul: 1.1 million, +5.4%;
        • Domestic: 830,000, +4.3%;
        • Tasman/Pacific: 306,000, +8.5%;
      • Long haul: 157,000, +4.3%;
        • North America/UK: 92,000, +3.0%;
        • Asia/Japan/Singapore: 65,000, +6.1%;
    • Passenger load factor: 82.9%, +2.7ppts;
      • Short haul: 81.5%, +1.2ppts;
        • Domestic: 80.4%, +2.3ppts;
        • Tasman/Pacific: 82.1%, +0.6ppt;
      • Long haul: 84.1%, +4.0ppts;
        • North America/UK: 86.0%, +3.5ppts;
        • Asia/Japan/Singapore: 81.1%, +4.7ppts;
    • Year to date RASK: +2.3%;
      • Short haul: +0.2%;
      • Long haul: +3.5%.