The total number of passengers flying in and out of Queenstown Airport increased 21.9% to 132,589 in November with double-digit domestic and international growth, boosted by the Queenstown Marathon and major concerts in Auckland (Fleetwood Mac) and Wellington (Elton John). This was a phenomenal increase on the back of a 17.3% increase last November which was boosted by the Queenstown Marathon and the Rolling Stones concert (Auckland).
International capacity increased 47% and domestic capacity was up 21% compared to last November.
International passenger numbers were up 46.5%, with particularly strong growth on the Sydney and Melbourne routes. Interestingly, international arrivals spiked this November – up 61% compared to November 2014
Domestic passenger growth of 15.4% reflected an increase in capacity and passenger volumes, particularly on the Auckland-Queenstown route.