Auckland’s International Figures Fall Due to Ash Cloud

26 May 2010 (Last Updated May 26th, 2010 18:30)

Auckland International Airport in New Zealand experienced a rise in domestic passenger volumes in April, however, international traffic figures remained flat due to the volcanic ash crisis. Domestic traffic rose by 7.9% to 512,108 from 474,627 compared with the same period in 2009, whil

Auckland International Airport in New Zealand experienced a rise in domestic passenger volumes in April, however, international traffic figures remained flat due to the volcanic ash crisis.

Domestic traffic rose by 7.9% to 512,108 from 474,627 compared with the same period in 2009, while its rolling 12-month total posted a growth of 5.4% to 6.17 million.

The airport experienced an overall decline in international passengers from Australia, China, the UK and the US.

International passenger traffic from Asia, however, rose with an increase of 9.2% seen in flights from Japan, 24.5% from South Korea and 48.3% from Thailand.