Air New Zealand is increasing its capacity between Queenstown and Auckland by 32% and Jetstar is adding an extra Queenstown-Sydney flight and another
Queenstown-Melbourne flight, taking its frequency to seven international services a week and an additional 37,000 international seats annually.
The airport's latest passenger numbers show domestic passengers increased by 18.4% to 77,176 in November compared with the same month last year.
International passenger numbers rose 17.5% to 12,194 for November 2012 compared with the previous November.
The overall increase in the number of passengers was 18.3% for November compared with November last year.