Auckland Airport calls for increased capacity between North America and New Zealand

    Auckland Airport acting GM aeronautical commercial Scott Tasker commented (09-May-2017) on the need for increased capacity between North America and New Zealand after market modelling undertaken by the airport showed “both the USA and Canada continue to be underserved by airline capacity by roughly a third of the total market demand potential”. Mr Tasker credited increased competition, greater airline capacity, lower airfares and better connectivity for the 25% growth in high value North American tourist arrivals to New Zealand since Jul-2016 but said there is still untapped demand and “potential to continue to grow inbound visitors from North America”.