Dunedin International Airport Ltd has reported an almost 4% increase in the number of international passengers using the facility.
The company has released more details from the first six months of the 2012/2013 year.
The airport, which is half owned by the DCC, delivered improved revenue and an increased operating surplus, despite what it says is a challenging environment.
That environment resulted in a 0.8% drop in domestic passenger numbers.
But international seat capacity increased by 8%(eight percent), along with the increase in passengers.
That was despite a drop in the number of Australian visitors to New Zealand.
The company says the increase is an encouraging sign.