23 Dec 2009

Airline passenger numbers down

7:09 am on 23 December 2009

Passenger numbers for Air New Zealand fell in November.

The airline carried 951,000 people during the month, a decrease of 0.6% on the same month last year.

However, demand for seats in the domestic market rose and planes were fuller, partly because it reduced the number of flights.

Long-haul passengers fell 3% on last year, due to fewer travelers from Asia, offsetting a rise in visitors from North America and Britain.