Queenstown Airport stats: The latest report for June highlights Domestic and international passenger numbers were up 40.8% and 52.4% respectively, with an overall increase of 42.5% for this June compared with June 2011. The airport rounded out the financial year to June 30 with a 13.3% lift in passenger numbers.
This increase is high due to severe disruptions caused by the Chilean volcanic ash cloud last June at the cusp of the ski season. To put in perspective, in June 2010, total passenger numbers were 56,352, making June 2012, 27.6% higher than the same month two years ago.
Source: Queenstown Airport Corporation.