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Melbourne Airport achieves 6% total passenger growth for 2012/13

Jul 19, 2013

An additional 1.6 million passengers travelled through Melbourne Airport during 2012/13, which represents a 6 per cent increase on the previous year.

International and domestic passenger numbers reached 29.9 million for the year, confirming Victoria’s appeal as a destination for business, education, tourism and major events.

More than 7 million international passengers travelled through Melbourne Airport in 2012/13, a 5 per cent increase on the previous year.

Markets such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Vietnam and India were the main drivers of international passenger growth, all recording increases of more than 10 per cent on the previous year.

Melbourne Airport CEO, Chris Woodruff said, “Melbourne has a fantastic calendar of global events and in June we saw evidence of the importance of these events to the Victorian economy with the Lions and Wallaby Rugby Test Series and a 43 per cent increase in travel by UK passport holders compared to last year.”

During the year, Melbourne welcomed new direct services to Chengdu in western China operated by Sichuan Airlines. Emirates introduced a new daily A380 service, while Singapore Airlines commenced a double daily A380 service. Jetstar also commenced its new direct Honolulu service.

Qantas, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, China Eastern, China Southern, Garuda Airlines, Thai Airways, Philippines Airlines and Air Asia X all also increased capacity on international services.

Domestic passengers increased by 6 per cent to 22.7 million for 2012/13.

“As Australia’s centre for domestic aviation growth, it was particularly pleasing to see the steady growth of our two Melbourne based domestic airlines in Jetstar and Tigerair,” said Mr Woodruff.

“During the year, we completed a redevelopment of T3 to complement Virgin Australia’s refreshed brand, and we’ve just commenced preliminary works on our new domestic terminal, ground transport hub and associated airfield works.”

“We are transforming Melbourne Airport and we’re really excited about the works underway and the development plans we have for Victoria’s aviation gateway. Development of a new domestic terminal is underway and a new runway and a new road system to significantly ease congestion on the terminal precinct are just examples of the projects we are currently planning,” said Mr Woodruff.

“We’ll be keeping our passengers, airlines, airport workers and the community informed of our progress but our curfew free status means that all of the construction work will be happening in and around our operations. We’re working very hard to minimise disruptions to passengers, airlines and visitors and we appreciate everyone’s patience as we transform Melbourne Airport to become Australia’s premier international aviation gateway.”

 

Passenger figures for quarter 4 and 2012/13:

  Quarter 4 Financial year to date Moving annual total
 

2012/13

('000)

2011/12

('000)

Change

(%)

2012/13

('000)

2011/12

('000)

Change

(%)

June 13

('000)

June 13

('000)

Change

(%)

International 1,710 1,599 7% 7,098 6,784 5% 7,098 6,784 5%
Domestic 5,429 5,292 3% 22,753 21,460 6% 22,753 21,460 6%
Total (ex transits) 7,139 6,891 4% 29,851 28,244 6% 29,851 28,244 6%
Transit 26 29 (10)% 129 132 (2%) 29 129 (2%)
Total 7,165 6,920 4% 29,980 28,376 6% 29,980 28,376 6%

 

Strong performing nationalities by passport holders for 2012/13 include:

North Asia (%)* South East Asia (%)* Europe (%)* Other (%)*
Hong Kong 19.7 Vietnam 12.6 Italy 16.1 Argentina 44.8
Taiwan 19.5 India 10.3 Switzerland 9.2 Fiji 10.7
China 14.3 Philippines 9.7 Spain 5.8 NZ 6.1
  Sri Lanks 6.1 Sweden 5.5    

*percentage growth compared to quarter 4 and 2011/12

Passenger figures for June 2013:

Passengers

June 2013

June 2012

Growth (%)*

International

595,546

552,792

7.7%

Domestic

1,754,651

1,712,916

2.4%

Total (excl. transits)

2,350,197

2,265,706

3.7%

 

 

 

 

 

*monthly percentage growth compared to June 2012

Strong performing nationalities by passport holders forJune include:

North Asia (%)* South East Asia (%)* Europe (%)* Other (%)*
Taiwan 22.4 Singapore 29.9 UK 42.6 Fiji 10.3
Hong Kong 15.4 India 13.2 Sweden 19.7 Australia 7.4
China 8.1 Vietnam 8.2 Italy 18.1 Brazil 4.0
    Sri Lanka 5.4 Switzerland 16.6    

 

 

 

 

 

 

*monthly percentage growth compared to June 2012

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