Air New Zealand pax up 5% to 1.8m in Dec-2018

    Air New Zealand reported (30-Jan-2019) traffic highlights for Dec-2018:

    • Passengers: 1.8 million, +4.5% year-on-year;
      • Short haul: 1.5 million, +4.1%;
        • Domestic: 1.1 million, +3.2%;
        • Tasman/Pacific: 405,000, +6.9%;
      • Long haul: 226,000, +7.0%;
        • Asia/Japan/Singapore: 95,000, +8.3%;
        • Americas/UK: 130,000, +6.1%;
    • Passenger load factor: 83.7%, +0.1ppt;
      • Short haul: 81.4%, -0.2ppt;
        • Domestic: 82.9%, -0.7ppt;
        • Tasman/Pacific: 80.6%, stable;
      • Long haul: 85.5%, +0.3ppt;
        • Asia/Japan/Singapore: 89.3%, +3.3ppts;
        • Americas/UK: 83.3%, -1.4ppts;
    • Year-to-date RASK: +2.1%;
      • Short haul: +0.6%;
      • Long haul: +3.1%.