Air New Zealand pax up 9% to 1.2m with 81% load factor in May-2017

    Air New Zealand passenger numbers up 9% – traffic highlights for May-2017:

    • Passengers: 1.2 million, +8.7% year-on-year;
      • Short-haul: 1.0 million, +9.4%;
      • Domestic: 785,000, +9.8%;
      • Tasman/Pacific: 243,000, +8.2%;
      • Long-haul: 137,000, +4.0%;
      • North America/UK: 85,000, +7.2%;
      • Asia/Japan/Singapore: 52,000, -0.7%;
    • Passenger load factor: 81.1%, +0.7ppt;
      • Tasman/Pacific: 83.2%, +1.7ppts;
      • North America/UK: 82.7%, +0.8ppt
      • Short-haul: 82.2%, +0.8ppt;
      • Domestic: 80.5%, -0.8ppt;
      • Long-haul: 80.3%, +0.6ppt;
      • Asia/Japan/Singapore: 76.2%, +0.1ppt. [more – original PR]

    Air New Zealand: “For the financial year to date, Short Haul passenger revenue per ASK (RASK)* decreased 4.4% and Long Haul RASK* decreased 13.6%. Removing the impact of foreign exchange, Group-wide RASK* decreased 6.8%, and Group-wide yields for the financial year to date decreased 5.4% on the same period last year.” Source: Company statement, 20-Jun-2017.