As international travellers continue to stream back, in this short post we take a look at the latest arrival stats.
Auckland airport arrivalsArrivals into Auckland airport continue to climb steadily, with almost 240k arrivals in total across September, 58% of pre-covid levels.
Positively, from a tourism perspective, the level of arrivals have overtaken departures which is a reversal from the last time we looked at these numbers in July when we saw a net outflux of travellers from New Zealand. Interestingly, August saw a slight dip in departures from July but this has picked up again in September.
There has been a slowdown in the numbers of Kiwis leaving the country as the chart below shows. Compared to May, June and July, where there was a large net deficit in New Zealand arrivals, the gap over last couple months has closed significantly.
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There has been a slight drop in flight capacity since the last blog post in August, where we were on track to be at -3% for North America, falling to -12%. At a total level we have dropped from -22% to -27%.
For more stats, check out MBIE's Tourism Recovery Dashboard.