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Auckland Airport Passenger Volumes Rise

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Wellington, March 2 NZPA - Passenger volumes rose at the country's largest airport in January, including a record weekly high for international passengers, Auckland Airport said.

Domestic passenger numbers were up 11.8 percent in January from a year earlier, and were up 6.9 percent for the financial year to date.

International passenger volumes were up 3.8 percent for the month, excluding transits. There were more than 154,000 international travellers for the week ended January 10, beating the previous weekly record in December 2006.

For the month, there was a 1.6 percent decline in people travelling to New Zealand for a holiday, a 1.5 percent increase in those visiting for business or a conference, and a 9.4 percent increase in people visiting for education or medical reasons.

Australian arrivals rose 17.2 percent to 55,382 in January, due to increased competition and the attraction of short-haul holidays, the company said.

Japanese and Korean arrivals rose 23.3 percent and 20.8 percent respectively, while arrivals from China fell 31.4 percent.

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