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Passenger numbers through the main airports have increased by 57% since 2006, driven by increased domestic travel, more New Zealanders departing on overseas trips, and growth in the number of overseas tourists.


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Core dashboard information


Domestic and international arrivals and departures through main airports (Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown and Dunedin) in millions. Includes connecting as well as originating and terminating passengers. Data are for calendar years, except for Dunedin Airport, which is for fiscal years ending 30 June.

Nature of data

Primary source

Airport annual reports

Custodian of data Ministry of Transport
URL https://corporate.aucklandairport.co.nz/news/publications/monthly-traffic-updates
Frequency Annual
Disaggregation By main airports
Quality of the data


Next Update To be determined