The number of passengers using Queenstown Airport for the
last 12 months ending June was just short of the 1.2 million
target for 2012-13 at 1,198,918, but it was still up 14.5%
for the year, the Queenstown Airport Corporation says.
The number of international passengers to Queenstown Airport
in June shot up by almost half as many as in the same month
last year but domestic passenger numbers in June fell
sharply, compared to the month in 2012.
Domestic passenger growth at Queenstown Airport may flatten
for the first time in four years, following Jetstar's
suspension of its Wellington-Queenstown service and depending
on what Air New Zealand does.
Queenstown Airport is feeling the benefits of having Auckland
International Airport as a stakeholder as passenger movements
through the airport continued to increase, Craigs Investment
Partners broker Chris Timms says.