Chinese arrivals rocketing at Auckland airport, but total passengers fall

Mon, 25 Jun 2012

By Hannah Lynch June 25 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland International Airport, which is targeting Asian arrivals to stoke growth over the next decade, saw a 44.4 percent increase in Chinese arrivals in May over the same month last year, even as international passenger numbers fell. Total international passenger movements, stripping out transits, fell 2.9 percent to 500,064 in May from a year earlier, the airport said in a statement. Chinese arrivals jumped 44.4 percent to 12,443. China was New Zealand's second largest inbound market behind Austral...

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