Another month, another record at Christchurch Airport.
Figures just in show the record set in December 2017, for
busiest month on record, was
beaten in January.
A new record of 195,881 international passengers in January beat
the December record by four per cent.
Justin Watson, Chief Aeronautical and Commercial Officer, says
the record summer is not yet over and Chinese New Year is
predicting big passenger numbers.
"Forecast Chinese arrivals for the month of February suggest up
to 6000 Chinese visitor arrivals, which is a growth of 50%. This
equates to an additional $7.5m in visitor spend (based on the
average spend of $3800).
"This airport is still the fastest growing entry point for
Chinese visitors, thanks in part to China Southern Airlines adding
more than 60 per cent capacity and our new Cathay Pacific
service direct to and from Hong Kong."