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Melbourne Airport’s passenger traffic results for third quarter

Apr 17, 2014

International passengers at Melbourne Airport increased by 8 per cent during the third quarter of 2013/14 to reach 1,951,000 passengers.

Melbourne Airport CEO, Mr Chris Woodruff said, Asia was the strongest performing region for the quarter.

“Our passenger growth for the third quarter was driven predominantly by our key Asian markets including Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Malaysia. These markets, in particular Singapore, have grown consistently and significantly during the quarter,” said Mr Woodruff.

Traditional markets showed solid growth with Canadian passport holders growing by 13.5 per cent and the United States of America by 7.7 per cent. Australian passport holders also grew in the last quarter with a 5.2 per cent increase or an additional 40,940 Australian passport holders travelling compared to the previous quarter.

Domestic passengers increased by one per cent during the quarter, or an additional 61,455 taking domestic passengers to 5,704,303. Total passengers for the quarter reached 7,694,749.

“Our consistent growth is underpinned by the convenience of curfew-free operations and growing international and domestic network. Melbourne Airport is the gateway for Victoria, providing airlines with greater flexibility in scheduling, and also offers our passengers more options to a great range of domestic and international destinations,” said Mr Woodruff.

For the month of March 2014, international passengers increased by 2 per cent to reach 604,523 passengers. Domestic passengers declined by 0.6 per cent, resulting in 1,968,025 domestic passengers. Total passenger numbers for March reached 2,572,548, a decline of 0.03 per cent compared to the same period in 2013.

Mr Woodruff said, “We have seen a decline in domestic numbers for March, reflecting the later timing of public school holidays and the Easter holiday period this year.”

“Construction works to prepare for the new domestic terminal and the integrated ground transportation hub are underway, resulting in significant changes in and around terminal 4. Passengers are advised to plan before they fly during the peak period.”

“Earlier this week, we welcomed the Victorian Government’s commitment to an airport rail link in this year’s state budget. This decision is critical to support our future growth as we continue to expand and upgrade our infrastructure with passenger numbers expected to grow to 60 million by 2033.”

Passenger figures for quarter 3:

 

 

Quarter 3

Financial year to date

Moving annual total

 

 

 

 

2013/14

(‘000)

2012/13

(‘000)

Change

(%)

2013/14

(‘000)

2012/13

(‘000)

Change

(%)

Mar 14

(‘000)

Mar 13

(‘000)

Change

(%)

International

1,951

1,813

8%

5,853

5,388

9%

7,563

6,987

8%

Domestic

5,704

5,643

1%

17,683

17,324

2%

23,112

22,616

2%

Total

(ex transits)

7,655

7,456

3%

23,536

22,712

4%

30,675

29,603

4%

Transit

40

42

(5%)

107

103

4%

133

132

1%

Total

7,695

7,498

3%

23,643

22,815

4%

30,806

29,735

4%

 

Strong performing nationalities by passport holders for quarter 3 include:

North Asia (%)*

South East Asia (%)*

Europe (%)*

Other (%)*

Hong Kong

20.6

Singapore

22.0

Germany

14.6

Canada

13.5

China

18.9

Malaysia

18.0

Spain

12.8

USA

7.7

Japan

16.2

Vietnam

8.4

France

12.2

Australia

5.2

Taiwan

8.4

India

7.3

UK

7.7

 

 

*percentage growth compared to quarter 3, 2013

 

Passenger figures for March:

Passengers

March 2014

March 2013

Growth (%)*

International

604,523

592,844

2.0

Domestic

1,968,025

1,980,375

- 0.6

Total

2,572,548

2,573,219

-0.03

*monthly percentage growth compared to March 2013

Strong performing nationalities by passport holders for March include:

North Asia (%)*

South East Asia (%)*

Europe (%)*

Other (%)*

Japan

17.4

Singapore

21.3

Sweden

16.1

Canada

15.0

Taiwan

12.9

Malaysia

19.6

France

11.8

USA

9.9

South Korea

10.8

India

3.9

Germany

11.6

 

 

Hong Kong

10.0

Indonesia

2.4

Italy

10.0

 

 

*monthly percentage growth compared to March 2013

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