Direct flights between all overseas airports and New Zealand airports
1999–2021, number of flights per year
|Year||Direction of flight||
Number of flights
Arrivals: International flights landing in a New Zealand port.
Departures: International flights leaving a New Zealand port.
Flights are only counted if at least one individual on the flight is recorded as an arrival.
Although most flights are scheduled commercial services, the numbers may also include charter services, private aircraft, cargo aircraft and other special flights.
Flights may visit more than one overseas port, and will be counted under each. Hence, the sum across overseas ports may differ from the total number of flights.
Since January 2020, governments have imposed international travel restrictions in multiple countries, due to the spread of COVID-19 around the world. In March 2020, the New Zealand government introduced further measures to protect New Zealanders from the COVID-19 virus, effectively limiting travel to New Zealand and travel within New Zealand.
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Limitations of the data
This dataset has not been updated to reflect the detailed breakdown of many recent routes available from/to New Zealand. The total includes all routes.
Please note that flights which stop elsewhere on route to/from New Zealand are considered as 'direct flights' when the flight number and aircraft do not change during the layover (e.g. London).
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International Travel: Number of flights by direction and overseas port (Annual-Dec) December 2021
How to find the data
At URL provided, select 'Tourism -> International Travel and Migration - ITM -> Number of flights by direction and overseas port (Annual-Dec)'. All variables were selected to produce this dataset.
Import & extraction details
From the dataset International Travel: Number of flights by direction and overseas port (Annual-Dec) December 2021, this data was extracted:
- Rows: 4-27
- Columns: 2-223
- Provided: 2,664 data points
This data forms the table Travel - Number of flights by direction and overseas port Year ended December 1998–2021.
Dataset originally released on:
February 15, 2022