Air New Zealand pax up 5% to 1.6m with 82% load factor in Mar-2017

    Air New Zealand passenger numbers up 5% – traffic highlights for Mar-2017:

    Passenger numbers: 1.6 million, +5.2% year-on-year;

    • Short haul: 1.4 million, +6.0%;
    • Domestic: 1.1 million, +8.3%;
    • Tasman/Pacific: 332,000, -1.0%;
    • Long haul: 190,000, -0.7%;
    • North America/UK: 112,000, -0.7%;
    • Asia/Japan/Singapore: 78,000, -0.9%;

    Passenger load factor: 81.9%, -2.6ppts;

    • North America/UK: 84.0%, -1.4ppts;
    • Domestic: 83.9%, +1.8ppts;
    • Short haul: 82.3%, -1.8ppts;
    • Long haul: 81.6%, -3.2ppts;
    • Tasman/Pacific: 81.3%, -4.0ppts;
    • Asia/Japan/Singapore: 77.8%, -6.1ppts.