Air NZ welcomes May growth

Air New Zealand has released performance results for the month of May 2012, indicating positive growth across all sectors of business and operation.

Passenger numbers for the month of May increased by 2 percent over last year’s figures, totalling 910,000.

Short-haul passenger numbers were up 1.7 percent over last year, while long-haul passenger numbers jumped 4.8 percent compared to May last year.

Demand in regards to revenue passenger kilometres (RPK) rose in the domestic market by 1.5 percent, along with Tasman/Pacific demand (RPK) increases of 5.9 percent.

Group-wide yields for the financial year to date increased by 3.2 percent on the same period last year.

Air NZ also commenced its first direct flights to the island of Bali in June of this year; a seasonal service offering twice-weekly departures from Auckland to Denpasar, concluding in October 2012.

“This is significantly more convenient than the indirect services offered by competitors,” according to a release by Air NZ on the Australian Securities Exchange.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T
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