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New Zealand continues to enjoy unprecedented tourism growth. International flights have grown on average of almost 4% per year over the past two decades.


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Core dashboard information


Number of international flights (arrivals and departures combined) per calendar year. Although most flights are scheduled commercial services, the numbers may include charter services, private aircraft, cargo aircraft, and other special flights. Flights are only counted if at least one individual on the flight is recorded as an arrival or departure.

Nature of data

Primary source

Stats NZ Infoshare - ITM296AA

Custodian of data Statistics NZ
URL http://archive.stats.govt.nz/infoshare/Default.aspx.
Data for international flights can be found by clicking the 'Browse tab, then selecting Tourism->International Travel and Migration - ITM->Number of flights by direction and overseas port (Annual-Dec), then under 'Travel Direction' selecting 'TOTAL' and under 'Overseas Port' selecting 'TOTAL ALL OVERSEAS PORTS'.
Frequency Annual
Disaggregation National
Quality of the data

Official statistics

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