Queenstown Airport had an especially busy month in February,
when the traditional peak summer month was boosted by
passengers attending the New Zealand Open and flying to
Auckland events, including Bruce Springsteen's concerts.
The number of domestic and international passengers going
through the airport increased 9.6%, or 9506 passengers,
compared with February 2013, the airport corporation
announced last week.
Domestic numbers were up 3.8% after some decline in the first
six months of the financial year.
International passenger numbers continued to grow, up 39.9%.
Total passenger numbers for the year were up 5.1% (59,378
passengers) compared with the previous 12 months.