30 Oct 2012

More passengers on Air NZ

7:06 am on 30 October 2012

Air New Zealand flew more people last month.

Passenger numbers rose 6% to 1.3 million, led by domestic patronage, though trans Tasman and international demand also picked up.

Planes were 85% full and the airline also increased the number of flights.

Air fares fell on short haul routes, but the high New Zealand dollar meant returns fell despite putting up prices on long haul routes.