a7ala wrote:From StatsNZ International Travel (YEMarch19):
https://www.stats.govt.nz/information-r ... march-2019
Singapore visitor arrivals to New Zealand = 61,622
New Zealand resident arrivals from Singapore = 26,202
Total = 87,824
Times 2 for two directions = 175,648
Capacity New Zealand-SIN = 870,500 seats (including WLG-MEL-SIN)
So around 20% of the New Zealand-SIN capacity is the New Zealand-SIN market. And that will be an overstatement as some of the market will be connecting via Australian airlines.
Do you know how this information is obtained, for example...
If I'm a Kiwi resident and I travel AKL-SIN and stop for 5 days to visit SIN. They fly to SGN for a week to experience Vietnam. When I return I return SGN-SIN-AKL without stopping on the SQ/NZ alliance, could be NZ ticket, SQ metal or any other combination.
Am I counted in the 26,000 who "New Zealand resident arrivals from Singapore". I assume it can't as a heap more would travel in from all over the world via Singapore. If I am, then the numbers inbound from SIN as O&D would be very very low. There are a lot of people who travel to visit SIN but also experience another destination in South East Asia, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam being the most popular, but there's also Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar and parts of Indonesia...
I'm just weighing in as the vast majority of SIN traffic is connecting to ports within Asia and Europe, However, I'm doubtful the number of 'O&D' in these stats is accurate based on people using Aussie to connect and also those experiencing 'wider' South East Asia as well as Singapore who may be excluded.
But to ZK-NBT's original comment, SIN has the most seats for any long haul market connected directly to NZ for any carrier and the majority of passengers connect onwards, either the same day or after a sightseeing stopover.