25 Mar 2013

Passenger volumes up 3.8% at Auckland airport

2:15 pm on 25 March 2013

Auckland International Airport says international and domestic passenger volumes have risen.

The country's main tourism gateway says international patronage rose 3.8% to 608,000 in February, compared with the same period a year ago.

The company says the number has been boosted by Chinese visitors during the Chinese New Year: growth from China jumped 30% in the combined January-February months compared with the same period last year.

Domestic numbers rose 6% to 547,000.