School holidays also started a few days earlier and the domestic growth figure also comes off the back of a rare negative growth month in June 2014. The big international growth number while encouraging also needs to be kept in perspective following the slump throughout 1H 2014.
The good domestic growth doesn't reverse my cynicism about the most recent HTW domestic trend growth of 8.2% with only a single monthly number above that or even close since January 2014, although this trend hasn't been updated since their April report.
Elsewhere both Sydney and Auckland airports reported positive international trends in June. Auckland was particularly impressive with international growth in June of 7.2% driven by China and the USA. Their Queenstown Airport numbers are also growing very strongly.