Auckland Airport today announced its financial results for the six months to 31 December 2022, which show the return to profitability for the first time in two and a half years.
The period saw an increase in the number of international and domestic travellers, with 7.6 million passengers accounting for 71% of the same period pre-COVID in the 2019 financial year.
Domestic passengers were 4.1 million (85% of the same period pre-COVID in the 2019 financial year) while international passenger numbers (including transits) were 3.5 million (60% of the same period pre-COVID in the 2019 financial year).
The return to profitability was supported by the growth of 23 airlines now flying from Auckland Airport to 35 international destinations, along with the recent easing of travel restrictions in mainland China.
Auckland Airport is due to set proposed aeronautical prices for the remainder of the 2023-2027 financial years by June this year, with the intention of resuming dividends in October 2023.See more