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The Changing Dynamics and Roles of New Zealand’s Airports: An Overview

Kan Wai Hong Tsui and Isaac Levi Henderson

A chapter in Airline Economics in Asia, 2018, vol. 7, pp 245-266 from Emerald Publishing Ltd

Abstract: Abstract This chapter has documented the changing roles and dynamics of New Zealand’s airports between 2001 and 2016. New Zealand has well-developed airport systems for both international and domestic air passenger and air freight services. New Zealand airports have experienced marked growth during the study period and growth looks to continue throughout the country. Moreover, New Zealand’s airport system plays a direct role in New Zealand’s air transport and tourism sectors, as well as contributing to other major economic sectors. International and domestic connections to New Zealand airports facilitate the continued growth and importance of tourism, acting as a backbone to the New Zealand economy. In addition to tourism, airports play a crucial role in the facilitation of imports and exports and the development of regional business hubs and supporting activities for New Zealand’s other major industries. Importantly, New Zealand airports are a critical part of its economy and will continue to be so in the decades to come.

Keywords: New Zealand airports; air transport; tourism; New Zealand economy; airport development; airport planning; airport roles; R11; R40; Z32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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