Auckland Airport Is Nearing Pre-Pandemic Movements

Auckland Airport Is Nearing Pre-Pandemic Movements
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Auckland Airport in New Zealand is making strong gains in getting close to pre-pandemic flight movement numbers.

Using data from, we will see how the airport is performing, and just exactly how much closer they are to achieving similar numbers to 2019.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Auckland Airport’s Movement Numbers…

Auckland Airport Is Nearing Pre-Pandemic Movements
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For August 8-15, Auckland Airport had an average of 431 daily flights, which is based on a seven-day overall report that is measured each week.

This represents a significant increase of 33.85% compared to the same period last year, and is around 24 movements shy of pre-pandemic figures.

Below is the last four weeks’ worth of data based on the airport:

Date2019 Numbers2022 Numbers2023 NumbersPercentage Difference (2023 vs. 2022)
July 11-18479 movements344 movements437 movements+27.03%
July 18-25461 movements355 movements423 movements+19.15%
July 25-August 1441 movements344 movements432 movements+25.58%
August 1-8425 movements349 movements435 movements+24.64%

What we can see from the data is that Auckland Airport has been consistently producing double digit percentage increases in movement numbers.

This has enabled them to get very close, and even in one week, exceed pre-pandemic levels, meaning the path is on the up for them.

Looking ahead, all eyes will be on the airport to see whether they will be able to consistently exceed 2019’s numbers by the end of the year.

The ball is in their court. Let’s see what else comes out of it.

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