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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 1Year 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%

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