Solid international growth at Melbourne Airport for first quarter of 2007/2008
Oct 22, 2007
The first quarter of the 2007/2008 financial year has seen Melbourne Airport’s international and domestic passenger numbers grow at a promising rate.
Overall passenger numbers were up five percent, compared to the same quarter last year.
International traffic rose by a strong eight percent. This growth is likely to continue with increased capacity from Air China, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Korean Air and Norfolk Air. Transit passengers saw a marked decrease as direct point-to-point international services increased.
On the local front, domestic passengers increase by a solid four percent during this first quarter of 2007/2008. As Melbourne Airport prepares to welcome two new domestic carriers – Tiger Airways and Skywest – in the coming weeks, domestic passenger numbers at Melbourne Airport are likely to see a greater boost further into 2007/2008.
MELBOURNE AIRPORT PASSENGER NUMBERS
|Quarter 1||Year to date|
|2007/2008 (‘000)||2006/2007 (‘000)||% Change||2007/2008 (‘000)||2006/2007 (‘000)||% Change|
|International||1,158||1,074||+ 8%||1,158||1,074||+ 8%|
|Domestic||4,626||4,446||+ 4%||4,626||4,446||+ 4%|
|Transit||30||42||- 29%||30||42||- 29%|
|Total||5,814||5,562||+ 5%||5,814||5,562||+ 5%|