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Melbourne Airport's passenger traffic results for first quarter

Oct 18, 2013

International passengers at Melbourne Airport increased by 12 per cent during the first quarter of 2013/14 to reach 1,930,776 passengers.

Melbourne Airport CEO, Mr Chris Woodruff, said that North Asia was the key growth region for the quarter.

“Asia remains the driving force of our international passenger growth and Victorians are reaping the benefits of that growth through increased visitor spending and further opportunities for our important business, tourism and education sectors. However, we need to continue to support this growth by ensuring there is sufficient capacity in our bilateral air service agreements.”

Domestic passengers increased by 4 per cent during the first quarter to reach 5,924,309 passengers and taking total passengers to 7,855,085, an increase of 5 per cent compared to the same quarter last year.

“Plans for our new domestic terminal are progressing well with construction scheduled to commence later this month. I was also pleased to recently announce Jetstar as the anchor tenant for our new domestic terminal, reinforcing Melbourne as Australia’s centre of domestic aviation growth.”

“The new domestic terminal, ground transport hub and airfield works to increase freight capacity and accommodate an additional 17 aircraft are just three of the projects we have underway or planned as part of Melbourne Airport’s transformation, which will see us invest $1 billion over the next two years in upgrading and expanding our facilities,” Mr Woodruff said.

For the month of September 2013, international passengers increased by 8 per cent to reach 635,111 passengers. Australian passport holders increased by 7 per cent compared to September 2012. Domestic passengers increased by 0.1 per cent compared to the same month last year to reach 1,913,742 passengers, taking total passengers to 2,548,853 for the month.

Passenger figures for quarter 1:

Quarter 1 Financial year to date Moving annual total

2013/14

('000)

2012/13

('000)

Change

(%)

2013/14

('000)

2012/13

('000)

Change

(%)

YTD Sept 13

('000)

YTD Sept 13

('000)

Change

(%)

International 1,931 1,731 12% 1,931 1,731 12% 7,298 6,847 7%
Domestic 5,924 5,720 4% 5,924 5,720 4% 22,957 21,846 5%
Total (ex transits) 7,855 7,451 5% 7,855 7,451 5% 30,255 28,693 5%
Transit 30 26 15% 30 26 15% 133 126 6%
Total 7,885 7,477 5% 7,885 7,885 5% 30,388 28,819 5%

Strong performing nationalities by passport holders for quarter 1 include:

North Asia (%)* South East Asia (%)* Europe (%)* Other (%)*
Taiwan 24.5 Malaysia 25.7 Spain 18.8 NZ 8.1
China 24.0 Singapore 14.0 Germany 12.5 Fiji 3.4
Hong Kong 12.3 India 12.5 Ireland 12.4 USA 2.5
Japan 10.3 Thailand 11.8 UK 12.3

*percentage growth compared to quarter 1

Passenger figures for September 2013:

Passengers

September 2013

September 2012

Growth (%)*

International

635,111

585,733

8.4%

Domestic

1,913,742

1,911,494

0.1%

Total (excl. transits)

2,548,853

2,497,227

2.1%

*monthly percentage growth compared to September 2012

Strong performing nationalities by passport holders forSeptember include:

North Asia (%)* South East Asia (%)* Europe (%)* Other (%)*
China 35.2 Malaysia 19.6 Austria 23.6 Australia 6.6
Taiwan 27.3 India 16.2 Spain 20.3 NZ 5.6
Japan 14.9 Vietnam 12.2 France 18.4
Hong Kong 10.9 Switzerland 15.4

 

*monthly percentage growth compared to September 2012

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