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25-Sep-2012 12:17 PM

Air New Zealand pax and load factor down in Aug-2012, mixed yields

Air New Zealand passenger numbers down 3% – traffic highlights for Aug-2012:

  • Passenger numbers: 975,000, -2.9% year-on-year;
    • Short-haul: 860,000, -3.8%;
      • Domestic: 608,000, -6.2%;
      • Tasman/Pacific: 251,000, +2.7%;
    • Long-haul: 116,000, +4.2%;
  • Passenger load factor: 81.6%, -0.3 ppt;
    • Short-haul: 80.5%, -2.4 ppts;
      • Domestic: 78.8%, -2.1 ppts;
      • Tasman/pacific: 81.2%, -2.7 ppts;
    • Long-haul: 82.6%, +1.6 ppts;

Air New Zealand: “Group-wide yields for the financial year to date were down 1.2% on the same period last year. Compared to August 2011, year to date short-haul yields were down 4.0%, but long-haul yields were up by 3.4%. Removing the impact of foreign exchange, Group-wide yields were down 0.9%.” Source: Company statement, 25-Sep-2012.

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