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RWC throws more Aussies into NZ

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first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J The Rugby World Cup drove more Aussies into New Zealand last month than the same period last year, with 11.8 percent more Aussies crossing the Tasman for the games.In the company’s October statistics, capacity across the trans-Tasman increased by 14.5 percent compared to October 2010 while load factor fell 2.1 percentage points to 85.2 percent.In total the company scored 1.5 percent more passengers during October this year compared to the last, with short haul driving the growth with domestic rising 1.9 percent on the same month 2010.International fell by 1.8 percent this year with demand from Asia particularly Japan and the UK falling 9.6 percent and 9.3 percent.Travellers from the US increase 3.7 percent on last October and capacity rose 2.7 percent.Hoping to build its domestic network, Air New Zealand launched new flights between Auckland and Paraparaumu earlier this month.Flying 18 return flights per week, the route is the carrier’s twenty-seventh destination.last_img read more