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Around 70% of all domestic arrivals and departures are to/from Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch (hub airports). Most airports have experienced significant growth in recent years due to increases in domestic and international tourism and new flights by Jetstar and regional airlines.


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Core dashboard information


Domestic passenger arrivals and departures through New Zealand airports. All figures except for Palmerston North are for years ending 31 March. Palmerston North figures are for fiscal years ending 30 June. In a few cases, data was unavailable. In these cases, the number field has been left blank.

Nature of data

Primary source

Unpublished data from the New Zealand Airports Association and airport websites

Custodian of data Ministry of Transport
URL For most airports, this data is not available elsewhere. The following airports publish monthly traffic reports:
Auckland - https://corporate.aucklandairport.co.nz/news/publications/monthly-traffic-updates
Wellington - https://www.wellingtonairport.co.nz/business/investor-services/traffic-reports/
Christchurch - https://www.christchurchairport.co.nz/media/903340/18-chc-0190-market-results-march-2018-01.pdf
Queenstown - https://www.queenstownairport.co.nz/corporate/airport-statistics/passengers/monthly-pax
Frequency Annual
Disaggregation By Airport
Quality of the data


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