BARNZ data shows a dramatic plunge in international flights arriving in Auckland TVNZ reports. Auckland International Airport, which is the gateway to the country, handles around 70 per cent of international traffic. Pre-covid saw more than 17,000 passengers arrive on a busy day. However, in January 2021, the daily average is 400; a 98 per cent drop in passenger volume. The 43 destinations it once served is down to just 20, with flights being cancelled or suspended indefinitely. BARNZ is an organisation representing the aviation industry in New Zealand.